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1941-1942 

MINUTES 



OF 



ALBEMARLE 
PRESBYTERY 




Mid-summer Adjourned Session, Falkland, N. C, July 15, 1941 

Meeting Ordered By Synod, Barium Springs, N. C, 

September 22, 1941 

105th Stated Session, Goldsboro, N. C, 
October 7, 8, 1941 

Called Meeting, Greenville, N. C, January 12, 1942 

Mid-winter Adjourned Session, Jason Church, R.F.D., La Grange, 

January 19, 1942 

106th Stated Session, Pinetops, N. C, 
April 14, 15, 1942 

v Adjourned Session, Rocky Mount, 2nd, July 7, 1942 
m Minutes, Commission on Minister and His Work — 
y, in front, with appendix, Officers of Presbyterial — 
— Statistical Summary, On Center Pages — 
ee Page 14 for Benevolent Apportionments, 
ee Appendix for Assessments on Churches. 



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1941-1942 

MINUTES 

OF 



ALBEMARLE 
PRESBYTERY 




Mid-summer Adjourned Session, Falkland, N. C, July 15, 1941 

Meeting Ordered By Synod, Barium Springs, N. C, 

September 22, 1941 

105th Stated Session, Goldsboro, N. C, 
October 7, 8, 1941 

Called Meeting, Greenville, X. 0., January 12, 1942 

Mid-winter Adjourned Session, Jason Church, R.F.D., La Grange, 

January 19, 1942 

106th Stated Session, Pinetops, N. C, 
April 14, 15, 1942 

Mid-summer Adjourned Session, Rocky Mount, 2nd, July 7, 1942 

— Ad Interim Minutes, Commission on Minister and His Work — 

— Directory, in front, with appendix, Officers of Presbyterial — 

— Statistical Summary On Center Pages — 

See Page 14 for Benevolent Apportionments. 

See Appendix for Assessments on Churches. 



DIRECTORY 
Albemarle Presbytery 



(Corrected to include action of Spring Meeting, 1942) 
Moderator: Rev. Hugh E. Powel, Washington. 
Stated Clerk and Treasurer: Rev. R. E. McClure, New Bern.* 
Permanent Clerk: Rev. R. L. Forbis, Jr., Rocky Mount.* 
Benevolent Treasurer: Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, Williamston.* 
Treasurer Home Missions: Rev. H. R. McFadyen, Pinetops.** 
Promotional Secretary of Home Missions: Rev. H. N. McDiarmid, P. O. 
Box 915, Greenville, N. C. 

*Term of office expires Spring of 1943. 
**Term of office at will of Home Mission Committee. 



TRUSTEES: Of Presbytery : R. B. Peters, Sr., Howard Memorial, S-1943 

W. G. Weeks, Rocky Mount, 1st, S-1944 

W. S. Wilkinson, Rocky Mount, 1st, S-1945 

TRUSTEES: Of Peace: H. H. Li ttrell, Rocky Mount, 1st, S-1943 

Rev. L. R. Scott, D.D., Goldsboro, S-1942* 

TRUSTEES: Of Davidson: J. P. Booth, Kinston, S-1943 

Rev. R. E. McClure, New Bern, S-1945 



PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

(All terms of office expire in the Fall) 
Presbytery's Home Missions 

Chairman: Rev. Chester Alexander, Tarboro, N. C. 
1942 — Rev. T. H. Hamilton, Kinston; Rev. R. S. Boyd, D.D., Greenville; 

H. H. Littrell, Rocky Mount, 1st. 
1943 — Rev. Chester Alexander, Howard Memorial; Rev. L. R. Scott, D.D., 

Goldsboro; Rev. R. E. McClure, New Bern. 
1944 — J. B. Sparrow, Washington; R. B. Peters, Jr., Howard Memorial; 

H. A. Walker, Kinston. 

Foreign Missions 

Chairman: Rev. L. W. Kessler, R.F.D. 2, Tarboro, 1943; C. S. Hollister, 
New Bern, 1942; Rev. A. G. Courtenay, Fountain, 1944. 

Synod's and Assembly's Home Missions 

Chairman: Rev. E. C. Lynch, Wilson, 1943; J. Hill Paylor, Farmville, 
1942; Rev. H. N. McDiarmid, Greenville, 1944. 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 

Chairman: Rev. R. E. McClure, New Bern, 1943; A. W. Houtz, Cann 
Memorial, 1942; Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, Williamston, 1944. 

Synod's and Assembly's Religious Education 

Chairman: Rev. R. L. Forbis, Jr., Rocky Mount, 1943; J. H. Roberson, 
R.F.D. 1, Williamston, 1942; , 1942.* 

Assembly's Training School 

Chairman: Rev. R. S. Boyd, D.D., Greenville, 1943; J. R. Edmundson, 
Wilson, 1942; , 1944.* 



Bible Cause 

Chairman: , 1943*; R. A. Fountain, Foun- 
tain, 1942; , 1944.* 

Orphans' Home 

Chairman: Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, Williamston, 1943; J. Nat Harrison, 
Greenville, 1942; Dr. W. L. Hand, New Bern, 1944. 

Educational Institutions 

Chairman: Rev. Hugh E. Powel, Washington, 1943; A. P. Thorpe, Jr., 
Rocky Mount, 1st, 1942; , 1944.* 

Stewardship 

Chairman: Rev. H. N. McDiarmid, Greenville, 1944; F. M. Pridgen, Rocky 
Mount, 1st, 1944; H. A. Walker, Kinston, 1942; J. Nat Harrison, 
Greenville, 1942; Rev. Norman Johnson, Rocky Mount, 1st, 1943. 

Woman's Work 
Chairman: Rev. Hugh E. Powel, Washington, 1943; Arthur Fountain, 
Wm. and Mary Hart, 1944; A. P. Thorpe, Jr., Rocky Mount, 1st, 
1942. 

Religious Education 

General Chairman: Rev. L. R. Scott, D.D., Goldsboro, 1943. 

(Membership in this Committee is distributed by the Committee to its 
various sub-committees.) 
Children's Division: H. H. McLean, Chm., Plymouth, 1944; 

, 1942;* ;** Mrs. 

H. R. McFadyen, Pinetops.*** 
Young People's Division: , Chm., 1942;* 

Rev. Hugh E. Powel, Washington, 1942; Rev. T. H. Hamilton, 

Kinston, 1943; ;** Mrs. Paul L. 

Borden, Goldsboro.*** 

Adult Division: A. E. Gibson, Greenville, Chm., 1944; Rev. C. C. Craw- 
ford, Elizabeth City, 1942; J. P. Booth, Kinston, 1943; Mrs. Harold 
Maxwell, New Bern.*** 

Leadership Training: Mrs. C. C. Todd, Rocky Mount, 1st., Chm., Spring 
1943;** H. H. McLean, Plymouth, 1944; Rev. C. C. Crawford, 
Elizabeth City, 1942; Mrs. Frank Lea, Wilson.*** 

Sunday School Extension and Rural Work: Rev. H. R. McFadyen, Pine- 
tops, Chm., 1942; A. E. Gibson, Greenville, 1944; Mrs. Marion 
Wall, Tarboro.*** 

Religious Education in Public School: Rev. Hugh E. Powel, Washington, 
1942. 

Director 1942 Young People's Conference: Rev. Hugh E. Powel. 

Business Manager 1942 Young People's Conference: Rev. R. E. McClure. 
♦Vacancy to be filled at Fall Meeting of Presbytery, 1942. 
**Member by virtue of office in Albemarle Presbyterial, either Secretary 

of Religious Education (Mrs. Todd) or Adult Advisor (vacant at present). 
***Advisory members from Albemarle Presbyterial by invitation of the 

Committee, and approval of the Presbytery. 

Evangelism and Spiritual Life 

Chairman: Rev. R. S. Boyd, D.D., Greenville, 1943; S. E. Leonard, Rocky 
Mount, 1st, 1944; Rev. Norman Johnson, Rocky Mount, 1942. 

Finance and Auditing # 

Chairman: Rev. T. H. Hamilton, Kinston, 1943; H. F. Lovelace, Pine- 
tops, 1944; B. W. Moseley, Greenville, 1942. 



Moral and Social Welfare 

Chairman: Rev. C. C. Crawford, Elizabeth City, 1943; Rev. R. L. Forbis, 

Jr., Rocky Mount, 1944; , 1944; 

A. H. Betts, Goldsboro, 1942; J. T. Sadler, Howard Memorial, 
1943. 

Official Reports of Churches 

Chairman: , 1942; R. A. Perry, Wilson, 

1944; M. F. McKeel, Jr., Washington, 1942; Rev. Norman Johnson, 
Rocky Mount, 1943; Dr. B. W. Brown, Pinetops, 1943. 
Sessional Records 

Chairman: , 1942;* Rev. C. C. Crawford, 

Elizabeth City, 1944; , 1943.* 

Commission on The Minister and His Work 

(Term of office expires in the Fall) 
Chairman: Rev. E. C. Lynch, Wilson, 1943 
1942 — Rev. H. R. McFadyen, Pinetops; Dr. J. R. Edmundson, Wilson. 
1943 — J. T. Lawrence, Wm. and Mary Hart. 
1944 — Rev. Chester Alexander, Tarboro. 

Alternates to either of above Ruling Elders: J. B. Sparrow, Washington; 
H. A. Walker, Kinston; E. P. Cunningham, Williamston; A. P. 
Thorpe, Rocky Mount, 1st. 

Examining Committee 

Chairman: Rev. R. E. McClure, New Bern 
Theology: Rev. Norman Johnson, Rev. R. S. Boyd, D.D. 

Sacraments: Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, * 

Church Government: Rev. H. R. McFadyen, Rev. C. C. Crawford. 

Thesis and Exegesis: Rev. L. R. Scott, D.D., * 

NOTE: Candidates for Licensure or Ordination are expected to notify 
the Chairman, at least thirty days in advance of their appearance for such 
examinations, or the Presbytery may exercise its right to postpone such 
examinations. 

All written parts must be in the hands of the Sub-committee on Thesis 
and Exegesis at least ten days before such examination. 

Any young man desiring to be taken under the care of the Presbytery 
as a Candidate for the Gospel Ministry must make application on a special 
form prescribed by the General Assembly, and special correspondence must 
be had with five persons to be named on said form. 

It is necessary to secure this blank form from the Chairman of the 
Examining Committee and to allow ample time for this correspondence 
before any prospective Candidate can appear before the Presbytery. 



Commission to Organize Church at Meadowbrook: 

Ministers: H. N. McDiarmid, T. H. Hamilton, A. G. Courtenay, prin- 
cipals; Hugh E. Powel, alternate. 

Ruling Elders: R. A. Fountain, H. A. Walker, principals; R. Lee 
Stewart, alternate. 
Representative on Synod Committee on the Minister and His Work: Rev. 

E. C. Lynch, Wilson. 
Special Committee on Christian Education: Ruling Elder A. P. Thorpe, 

Jr., Rocky Mount, 1st, Chairman; Rev. T. H. Hamilton, Kinston; 

Rev. R. E. McClure, New Bern; Ruling Elder R. B. Peters, Jr., 

Howard Memorial; Rev. L. R. Scott, D.D., Goldsboro. 
Campaign Manager for Defense Service Council: Rev. T. H. Hamilton, 

Kinston. 



MID-SUMMER ADJOURNED SESSION 



Presbyterian Church, Falkland, N. 
July 15, 1941, 10:30 A. M. 



Albemarle Presbytery met in mid-summer adjourned session 
at the Presbyterian Church, Falkland, N. C, at 10:30 A. M., 
July 15, 1941, and was called to order by the Moderator, Rev. J. 
Norton Dendy, and constituted with prayer by Rev. R. S. Boyd, 
D.D. 

After a devotional conducted by the Moderator, the roll was 
called and a quorum found present, as follows : 

Enrollment 

Ministers: H. R. McFadyen, L. W. Kessler, J. A. Satterfield, L. R. 
Scott, T. H. Hamilton, R. S. Boyd, Norman Johnson, Chester Alexander, 
H. M. Wilson, C. A. Lawrence, L. R. Forbis, R. E. McClure, F. E. 
Manning. 

Ruling Elders: Howard H. Littrell, Rocky Mount 1st; E. W. Webb, 
Kinston; J. C. Corbett, Farmville; G. H. Pittman, Falkland; J. S. Pressly, 
Goldsboro; L. R. McCall, La Grange. 

Rev. I. S. McElroy, of Kings Mountain Presbytery, was in- 
troduced and invited to sit as a visiting brother. Mr. Monroe 
Wicker, assisting in the work at New Bern for the summer, a 
candidate of Mecklenburg was present as a visitor. 

Rev. R. E. McClure presented a bulletin on Home Missions 
which was received as information. 

Mr. McClure also made a summary report of the Young 
People's Conference held at Peace College July 7-12, 1941. The 
report was received as information and the Presbytery by a 
rising vote expressed appreciation for the work of Mr. McClure 
at the Conference. Rev. Hugh E. Powel succeeds Mr. McClure 
as director of the Conference for 1942. 

Rev. Chester Alexander, Chairman of the Presbytery's Com- 
mittee on Home Missions, made a verbal report for that com- 
mittee which was received as information. 

Rev. I. S. McElroy, representing the American Bible Society, 
made an inspirational address on the work of that agency of 
our church. 

Rev. L. R. Scott, D.D., commissioner to the General Assembly, 
made an oral report and called special attention to some of the 
actions of the Assembly. 

Rev. J. Norton Dendy and Ruling Elder J. C. Corbett, also 
commissioners, made oral reports of their attendance. 

Rev. R. S. Boyd, D.D , made an oral report for the Committee 
on Evangelism and Spiritual Life which was received as infor- 
mation. Upon vote it was ordered that this committee arrange 
a special conference on Evangelism and Spiritual Life at some 
convenient time and place in the fall. 



The time of the Fall meeting was set for 11 A. M., Tuesday, 
October 14th. 

Rev. H. R. McFadyen, pastor of the Pinetops Church, ex- 
tended an invitation to hold the Fall meeting there, and the 
invitation was accepted, subject to it being possible to use the 
new church building. Rev. L. R. Scott, D.D., pastor of the 
Goldsboro Church extended an invitation conditioned upon the 
inability of the Pinetops Church to entertain the Presbytery at 
this time. 

Presbytery took recess until 2:15, and was dismissed with 
prayer by Rev. H. R. McFadyen. 



2:15 P. M. 



Presbytery reconvened for the afternoon session and was 
opened with prayer by Rev. L. R. Scott, D.D. 

Rev. Chester Alexander made a further report for the Home 
Mission Committee, which was received as information, and the 
following recommendation was adopted as presented: 

Commission On Morton Church 

That Presbytery appoint a commission to visit the Morton 
Church to confer with said church regarding the immediately 
needed repairs to their building and the future of the church. 

That said commission be given power to act in the matter of 
repairs and make a report with recommendations touching any 
other matters deemed wise. 

The Commission appointed was : Rev. R. S. Boyd, D.D., 
Chairman, Rev. L. R. Scott, D.D., and Rev. H. R. McFadyen, 
Ministers, with Ruling Elder W. A. Dees. Rev. Norman Johnson 
and Ruling Elder J. Nat Harrison were named alternates. 

Rev. J. A. Satterfield made a report for the Committee on 
Thanks. 

The minutes were read and approved and Presbytery ad- 
journed with prayer led by Rev. L. W. Kessler. 

REV. J. NORTON DENDY, Moderator. 
REV. R. L. FORBIS, JR., Permanent Clerk. 
Attest : REV. R. E. McCLURE, Stated Clerk. 



ORDERED MEETING 



Albemarle Presbytery, Barium Springs, N. C. 
September 22, 1941 



Albemarle Presbytery met at the order of the Synod of North 
Carolina, upon a request of two Ministers and two Ruling Elders, 
upon adjournment of the evening session on Tuesday, September 
22, 1941, at Barium Springs, N. C. 

Enrollment 

There were present : 

Ministers: Chester Alexander, R. S. Boyd, C. C. Crawford, J. N. 
Dendy, R. L. Forbis, Jr., T. H. Hamilton, L. W. Kessler, C. A. Lawrence, 
E. C. Lynch, F. E. Manning, J. A. Satterfield, L. R. Scott, H. M. Wilson 
and R. E. McClure. 

Ruling Elders: C. W. Melick, Cann Memorial; A. K. Robertson, 
Goldsboro; J. Nat Harrison, Greenville; H. H. Littrell, Rocky Mt. 1st; 
J. R. Edmundson, Wilson. 

Rev. J. Norton Dendy called the meeting to order, as the last 
moderator present, and opened the session with prayer. 

The Order of Synod was read, as follows : 

1. To consider matters relative to the building of the manse at 
Leggett's, and take such action as may be deemed wise. 

2. To consider the advisability of changing the time of the Fall 
Meeting and take appropriate action thereon. 

The Presbytery voted to take up the second item first. 

The matter was discussed, but the apparent conflicts were not 
deemed sufficient to change the time fixed earlier in the summer, 
and no motion was made. Hence the item was passed over with- 
out action. 

On the second item, Presbytery was advised by Rev. Chester 
Alexander that it had been found impossible to build the type 
house deemed wise at Leggetts for a manse for that field on the 
initial sum designated ($4,500, of which $1,500 was to be bor- 
rowed. See Printed Minutes, 1940-1941, page 27). 

After full discussion, upon motion duly seconded and carried, 
the Presbytery authorized a loan not to exceed $2,400 (instead 
of the original $1,500) against this new manse property at 
Leggetts, to be executed by the Trustees of Presbytery. 

There being no further business, the Presbytery adjourned 
and wis dismissed with prayer. 

REV. J. NORTON DENDY, Moderator. 
REV. R. E. McCLURE, Stated Clerk. 



105TH STATED SESSION 



First Presbyterian Church, Goldsboro, N. C. 
October 7, 8, 1941 



The 105th semi-annual sessions of Albemarle Presbytery con- 
vened in the First Presbyterian Church, Goldsboro, N. C, at 
11 A. M., October 7, 1941, and was opened with a sermon by the 
retiring moderator, Rev. J. Norton Dendy, on the text, "The 
Sabbath was made for man." 

The Presbyterial communion was administered by Rev. L. R. 
Scott, D.D., and the Session of the host church, after which Rev. 
L. W. Kessler constituted the Presbytery with prayer. 

The roll was called and the following ministers and ruling 
elders were present: (or enrolled later as indicated by "2", indi- 
cating "second day") 

Ministers Churches Ruling Elders 

G. B. Hanrahan, ex 

A. J. Crane, ex 

J. T. Wildman, ex 

J. A. Satterfield Bethlehem O. Joyner 

Morton 

E. C. Lynch Wilson 

T. L. Harnesberger, ex 

H. M. Wilson Farmville J. H. Paylor 

Falkland 

Z. T. Piephoff "2" Williamston 

Bear Grass . __. 

Roberson's Chapel 

R. E. McClure New Bern _ 

Chester Alexander Howard Memorial J. H. Brown 

H. R. McFadyen Pinetops 

Macclesfield _ 

Norman Johnson Rocky Mount, 1st R. M. Wilson 

R. L. Forbis, Jr., ex Rocky Mount, 2nd 

J. N. Dendy Nahalah 

L. R. Scott, D.D Goldsboro A. H. Betts 

R. S. Boyd, D.D Greenville A. V. Gibson 

C. C. Crawford Cann Memorial C. W. Melick 

J. S. Bennett, ex 

J. W. Vinson, ex 

C. A. Lawrence, ex 

T. H. Hamilton Kinston H. A. Walker 

Hugh E. Powel Washington W. H. Ellsworth 

F. E. Manning La Grange 



L. W. Kessler Wm. and Mary Hart Arthur Fountain 

A. G. Courtenay, enr Fountain, S. S Watt Newton, "2"_. 

Snow Hill, S. S 

Ahoskie, vac 

Calvary, vac 

Edenton, vac 

Henderlite Mem'l, vac._ 

(Explanations: ex. — excused, enr. — enrolled at this meeting, "2" — en- 
rolled second day. Of churches, vac. — vacant, S. S. — minister is Stated 
Supply.) 



Rev. R. S. Boyd, D.D., was elected moderator. 

Rev. C. C. Crawford was elected Permanent Clerk, pro tern. 

Rev. L. R. Scott, D.D., presented the report of the Steering 
Committee which included the docket and other local details 
of arrangement and the same was adopted and followed. 

Candidate Clyde Carter, of Holston Presbytery, was present. 
The Stated Clerk presented a certificate of transfer from this 
Presbytery dismissing him to Albemarle Presbytery. Upon 
motion Mr. Carter was received as a Candidate under the care 
of Albemarle Presbytery and Rev. R. E. McClure, chairman of 
the Examining Committee was authorized to assign parts for 
subsequent examinations for ordination. 

The minutes of the Commission to visit the Morton Church 
were admitted to record and are as follows : 

Commission On Morton Chinch 

The Commission appointed by Albemarle Presbytery to visit the Morton 
Church met with the congregation on Sunday afternoon, July 20th, 1941 
at 3:30. 

The Commission was called to order by Rev. R. S. Boyd, D.D., and was 
constituted with prayer. Dr. Boyd was elected Moderator and Rev. H. R. 
McFadyen, Clerk. 

Present: Rev. R. S. Boyd, D.D., Rev. L. R. Scott, D.D., Rev. H. R. 
McFadyen, and Elder J. N. Harrison. 

The Moderator stated the objectives of the Commission as stated in a 
resolution passed by Presbytery: namely, "That Presbytery appoint a 
Commission to visit the Morton Church to confer with said church re- 
garding the immediately needed repairs to their building and the future 
of the church, That said Commission be given power to act in the matter 
of repairs, and make a report with recommendations touching any other 
matters deemed wise." 

The Commission looked over the building and grounds, had free dis- 
cussion with the congregation on needed repairs. It was found that the 
congregation and friends had raised in cash and pledges something near 
$122. A new roof is needed, plaster must be put on in some places and 
paint inside and out. The Commission agreed to give now $50 toward 
the estimated cost of a new roof and in addition agreed to give one dollar 
for every two raised by the congregation, over the $20 for the roof, 
toward putting the house in good order. 

A conference was held, led by Rev. H. R. McFadyen, with the congre- 
gation on the general subject of support of the church and Benevolent 
causes. All members of the commission participated. 

After prayer, the Commission adjourned. 

REV. R. S. BOYD, Moderator. 
REV. H. R. McFADYEN, Clerk. 

Presbytery accepted the invitation to hold its Mid-winter 
Adjourned Session at Jason Presbyterian Church and the time 
to be 10:30 A. M., January 19, 1942. 

After announcements, Presbytery took recess until 2 P. M. 

Presbytery reconvened at 2 P. M. and was led in prayer by 
Ruling Elder Henry A. Walker. 

The minutes of the ad-interim called meeting at Synod were 
read for information. 

The following standing committees were appointed by the 
Moderator : 



Standing Committees 

Thanks — Rev T. H. Hamilton, Ruling Elder W. H. Ellsworth. 

Attendance — Rev. H. M. Wilson, Ruling Elder A. E. Gibson. 

Assembly's Minutes — Rev. L. R. Scott, Rev. J. N. Dendy, Ruling Elder 
C. W. Melick. 

Nominations — Rev. H. R. McFadyen, Rev. R. E. McClure, Ruling Elder 
J. H. Paylor. 

The matter docketed for this meeting regarding the Celebra- 
tion of the Communion of the Lord's Supper and the preaching 
of an appointed sermon at each stated meeting was considered. 

By vote it was ordered that the Communion be celebrated at 
each regular Spring and Fall meeting. 

By similar action the matter of requiring a special sermon 
was rejected. 

Presbytery proceeded to consider the matters sent down by 
the General Assembly touching amendments to the Confession 
of Faith and the Book of Church Order. 

Presbytery gave formal votes, taken on each item separately, 
approving the changes proposed by the Assembly, to wit : 

The additions to the paragraphs 142 and 149 of the Book of 
Church Order, as quoted on pages 110, and 43 of the 1941 Minutes 
of the General Assembly. 

The additions of the Chapters "OF THE HOLY SPIRIT" and 
"OF THE GOSPEL" with proof texts, as recorded on pages 
111-113 of the 1941 Minutes of the General Assembly. 

The Stated Clerk presented a Certificate of Dismissal of Rev. 
A. G. Courtenay from the Presbytery of Knoxville to the Pres- 
bytery of Albemarle. Mr. Courtenay was examined on experi- 
mental religion, on his views touching theology and church gov- 
ernment. These were sustained severally and as a whole as 
satisfactory, and he was admitted to the membership of the 
Presbytery, subject to his signing the obligations of same. 

Mr. Courtenay's resignation as Chairman of the Committee 
on Educational Institutions was accepted and the vacancy was 
referred to the Committee on Nominations. 

Presbytery noted the approaching visit of Rev. C. G. Vardell. 
D.D., in connection with the historical celebration of the Kinston 
Church, and voted to send him greetings. He was ordained by 
this Presbytery on June 21, 1891, just fifty years ago. 

Presbytery noted the illness of Ruling Elder J. B. Sparrow 
of the Washington church and sent greetings to him through his 
pastor, expressing the sincere wish for his speedy recovery. 

Rev. R. S. Boyd, D.D., was instructed to convene the Home 
Mission Committee in the absence of the Chairman, Rev. Chester 
Alexander. 

The report of Synod's and Assembly's Home Mission Com- 
mittee was presented and received as information. 

Presbytery took recess at 3:35 P. M., to allow time for com- 
mittee meetings, and voted to reconvene at 8 P. M., according 
to the docket. 

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8 P. M. 

Albemarle Presbytery reconvened at 8 P. M. and was led in a 
popular meeting on Home Missions and Evangelism by Rev. 
R. S. Boyd, D.D., Chairman of the permanent committee on 
Evangelism and Spiritual Life. 

Rev. J. Norton Dendy and Rev. C. C. Crawford were heard 
regarding the work in their fields and Ruling Elder A. E. Gibson, 
of Greenville, spoke on personal evangelism. 

The report of the Home Mission committee was received as 
information and the recommendations adopted, as follows: 

Presbytery's Home Missions 

That the Presbytery re-affirm its action relative to borrowing $2,400, 
instead of $1,500, for completion of the Leggett Manse, by the following 
action: 

The Presbytery hereby authorizes and directs Rev. H. R. McFadyen, 
serving as Treasurer of the Home Mission Committee of the Presbytery, 
to borrow in the name of the Presbytery such an amount as may be 
needed, not to exceed $2,400, in such manner and on such terms as he may 
be able. 

Presbytery adjourned with a special prayer for evangelistic 
zeal on the part of our churches, led by Rev. J. O. Mann, D.D. 



9:00 A. M., Wednesday 

Presbytery reconvened at 9:00 A. M. and was led in a devo- 
tional period by Ruling Elder A. E. Gibson, of Greenville. 

Minutes of the preceding day were read and approved. 

Miss Louise Strange, worker in Martin County, was intro- 
duced to the Presbytery. 

Rev. J. O. Mann, D.D., of Wilmington Presbytery, was intro- 
duced and invited to sit as a visiting brother. 

A letter from Rev. T. H. Spence, Curator of the Historical 
Foundation at Montreat, was read to the Presbytery and ordered 
made a part of the minutes of this meeting. 

Historical Foundation of the Presbyterian and Reformed 
Churches, Incorporated 

Montreat, N. C, 
July 24, 1941. 
Rev. R. E. McClure, Stated Clerk, 
Albemarle Presbytery, 
New Bern, N. C. 
Dear Mr. McClure: 

The Historical Foundation has received for deposit in the name of 
Albemarle Presbytery the following items: 
Certified Minutes: 

80th Stated Meeting (s 1929), 82nd Stated Meeting (s 1930), 83rd, 
84th, 85th and 86th, 87th and SSth, 89th and 90th, 91st and 
92nd, 93rd and 94th, 95th and 96th, 97th and 98th, 99th and 
100th, 101st and 102nd (s 1940); with adjourned and called 
meetings. 

57538-57550 
Records (Mss) 

Vol. Ill, Apr. 17, 1906-Apr. 5, 1912. 

57551 

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These materials are the property of Albemarle Presbytery and are 
subject to the will of that Body as expressed through official action. 

Very truly yours, 
T. H. Spence, Jr., 
Curator. 

A Communication from Mr. F. 0. Muth, now of Roanoke 
Rapids, N. C, requesting a Certificate of Dismissal from the 
Edenton Church to the Methodist Church of Roanoke Rapids, 
was presented to the Presbytery, in view of the fact that there 
is no functioning church at Edenton at the present time, through 
lack of Ruling Elders. 

Presbytery instructed the Clerk to issue such a certificate and 
authorized the Clerk to submit to the General Assembly a re- 
quest for instruction under these circumstances. 

The report of the Standing Committee on Nominations was 
presented and was adopted, as follows : 

The following are nominated to a term of three years on the 
various committees as indicated, each being to succeed himself, 
except as noted : 

Nominations 

Presbytery's Home Missions — J. B. Sparrow, H. A. Walker and R. B. 
Peters, Jr., to succeed R. B. Peters, Sr. 

Foreign Missions — Rev. J. A. Satterfield. 

Synod and Assembly's Home Missions — Rev. H. M. Wilson. 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief — Rev. Z. T. Piephoff. 

Assembly and Synod's Religious Education — Rev. F. E. Manning. 

Assembly's Training School — Rev. J. N. Dendy. 

Bible Cause — Rev. J. A. Satterfield. 

Orphan's Home — Dr. W. L. Hand, New Bern, Ruling Elder. 

Educational Institutions — 

Stewardship — Rev. Z. T. Piephoff. Ruling Elder F. M. Pridgen, Rocky 
Mount, 1st. 

AVoman's Work — Ruling Elder Arthur Fountain, Wm. and Mary Hart. 

Religious Education — Ruling Elder H. H. McLean, Washington church, 
Post Office, Plymouth, N. C, Ruling Elder A. E. Gibson, Greenville. 

Evangelism and Spiritual Life — S. E. Leonard, Rocky Mount, 1st. 

Finance and Auditing — Ruling Elder N. F. Lovelace, Pinetops. 

Moral and Social Welfare — Rev. R. L. Forbis. 

Official Reports of Churches — Ruling Elder R. A. Perry, Wilson. 

Sessional Records — Rev. C. C. Crawford. 

Commission on Minister and His Work — Rev. Chester Alexander. 

We recommend that the Stated Clerk write a note of appreciation to 
Ruling Elder R. B. Peters, Sr., expressing appreciation for his faithful 
service on the Home Mission Committee, from which he is retiring at his 
own request. 

REV. H. R. McFADYEN, Chairman. 

Rev. H. M. Wilson, chairman of the committee on Orphans' 
Home, presented a report which was received as information 
and the following recommendations adopted : 

Orphan's Home 

1. That individual churches continue to co-operate with their re- 
spective Presbytery Committee in carrying out this slogan "Give every 
Church member an opportunity to make a Thanksgiving Offering." 

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2. That the Churches be urged to make a liberal Thanksgiving 
Offering in 1941, especially in view of the rapid rise in prices which will 
tremenduously affect the cost of operation of the entire Home, even as i-t 
affects private establishments. 

Respectfully submitted, 

REV. H. M. WILSON, Chairman. 

Rev. T. K. Morrison, of New Orleans Presbytery, was intro- 
duced and invited to sit as a visiting brother. 

Rev. L. R. Scott, chairman of the Committee on Religious 
Education submitted a report. Pending the consideration of the 
report, the Presbytery heard Rev. J. 0. Mann, D.D., relative to 
the proposed convention on Religious Education at Greensboro, 
November 3-5, 1941, and on the Youth Convention on World 
Missions, at Chattanooga, Tenn., December 31, 1941-January 1, 
1942. 

Upon consideration verbally, the Committee was given the 
privilege of submitting a summary report to the Stated Clerk 
for inclusion in the Minutes. (See appendix, Re. 1941 Presby- 
tery's Young People's Conference.) 

Rev. T. K. Morrison addressed the Presbytery, in which he 
related his personal experiences as a passenger on the ill fated 
Zam Zam which was sunk in the south Atlantic. 

Rev. L. W. Kessler, chairman of the committee on Foreign 
Missions, presented his report which was received as informa- 
tion with the adoption of the recommendations, as follows : 

Foreign Missions 

1. That in view of the wide spread unrest, this be a time of un- 
ceasing prayer for missions, that out of this unrest may come new 
opportunities to give the Gospel to the world. 

2. That our Church marshal her resources of men and money and 
spiritual power for the great days of opportunity and challenge that our 
missionaries tell us must surely follow in the wake of war. 

3. That at this time, when there are many missionaries home from 
their field, that the churches secure them for missionary addresses, par- 
ticularly the small churches, who have not had the advantage of mis- 
sionary speakers for perhaps years. 

4. That we observe, as recommended by the Assembly, February 1-8, 
1942 as a week of prayer and self denial in the interest of foreign 
missions. 

5. That every church and its organizations, sstudy the book, "Foun- 
dations of a World Order," to the end that we might have a clearer view 
of our opportunity, responsibility, and of the adequacy of the Gospel for 
a needy world. 

Respectfully submitted, 

REV. L. W. KESSLER, Chairman. 

Rev. C. I. Calcote of Fayetteville Presbytery was introduced 
to the Presbytery and invited to sit as a visiting brother. 

Rev. Hugh E. Powel, chairman of the committee on Educa- 
tional Institutions, made a verbal report which was received as 
information. 

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Church at Mayo's Cross Roads 

A petition for the organization of a church at Mayo's Cross 
Roads, now being served as a Chapel of the Howard Memorial 
Church, known locally as Johnson's Chapel, was received. Pres- 
bytery unanimously granted the petition and appointed the fol- 
lowing Commission to effect the organization : 

Rev. H. R. McFadyen, Chairman, Rev. Chester Alexander, 
Rev. C. C. Crawford, Rev. R. S. Boyd, Ruling Elder R. B. Peters, 
Sr., and Ruling Elder R. B. Peters, Jr., the last named Minister 
and Ruling Elder being named as alternates to the Commission. 

The petition was as follows : 

We the following members of Howard Memorial Presbyterian Church 
request Albemarle Presbytery to appoint a commission for the organization 
of a church at Johnson Chapel. 

Signed in behalf of the thirty-nine persons listed: 

W. J. Mayo W. L. Doughtie 

Mrs. L. E. Dail W. E. Roberson 

Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, chairman of the Stewardship Committee, 
presented a report, the body of which was received as informa- 
tion and the recommendations adopted, and are as follows: 

Stewardship — Recommendations 

1. That the basis of distribution of Benevolent Funds for 1942-1943 
be the same as for the current year. (See cover of Minutes.) 

2. That the Benevolent Askings from the Churches of the Presbytery 
be as follows: (Note that comparative data is given as a guide.) 

Anit. Given Anit. Asked Asked For 

Church 1940-1941 1940-1941 1942-1943 

Ahoskie $ 92 $ 150 $ 150 

Bear Grass 71 100 100 

Bethlehem 37 120 50 

Calvary 22 50 25 

Cann Memorial 429 350 350 

Edenton 20 

Falkland 149 150 150 

Farmville 247 300 300 

Fountain 329 250 300 

Henderlite Mem'l 

Goldsboro 2,996 2,100 2,300 

Greenville 1,658 1,500 1,750 

Howard Memorial 3,619 3,200 3,200 

Jason 80 75 100 

Johnson's Chapel 100 

Kinston 1,210 800 1,000 

La Grange 96 50 100 

Macclesfield 105 75 100 

Morton 2 30 25 

Nahalah 156 150 150 

New Bern 976 1,200 1,200 

Pinetops 670 400 400 

Roberson's Chapel 45 75 75 

Rocky Mount, 1st 6,182 4,500 5,000 

Rocky Mount, 2nd 193 150 150 

Snow Hill 182 150 200 

Washington 1,477 2,100 2,100 

Wm. and Mary Hart 214 300 300 

Williamston 152 200 200 

Wilson 3,160 3,400 3,400 



$24,609 $21,945 $23,275 

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3. That Sunday, March 15, 1942, be observed as Every Member 
Canvass Sunday when an earnest effort shall be put forth to secure from 
each member of the congregation a weekly pledge to benevolences and 
current expenses according to his ability. 

4. That Sunday, March 29th, be designated as "Pay Up Day" when 
all members are urged to complete payment of their Budget pledges. 

5. That the Presbytery urge the churches that have not done so to 
meet in full their quotas, as an "over and above" offering, to the Soldier 
Work Fund. 

6. That the Presbytery urge the Churches of the Presbytery to send 
in full and as often as possible the 9% of our budget to Synod's Home 
Missions. This is imperative if we are to continue to receive from this 
source the ratio we now enjoy. 

Respectfully submitted, 

REV. Z. T. PIEPHOFF, Chairman. 

Rev. T. H. Hamilton, chairman of the committee on Finance 
and Auditing, presented his report which was adopted and is as 
follows : 

Recommendations — Finance 

1. That the overhead budget of the Presbytery be the same in 19 42- 
1943 as during the present year. (See page 13, Minutes for 1940-19 41.) 

2. That the basis of calculating the Assessment on each church be 
the same as for this present year, as follows: 

Total paid, 19 40-1941 (See Assembly's Minutes) by all of the churches 
of the Presbytery: 

To Current Expenses $30,954 

To Pastor's Salaries 28,642 $59,596 



The total budget ($875) bears a ratio of 1.5% to this total as reported 
by the Churches. 

We recommend that the Assessment on each church for 1942-1943 be 
1.5% of the total that each church paid to Current Expenses and Pastor's 
Salary, as reported in the minutes of the General Assembly, 1941, calcu- 
lated to the nearest whole dollar, the minimum assessment being One 
Dollar. 

REV. T. H. HAMILTON, Chairman. 

(See Appendix for table of Assessments. Stated Clerk.) 

Recess was then taken until 2 :30 P. M. 



2:30 P. M. 



Presbytery reconvened at 2:30 P. M. and was led in prayer 
by Rev. H. M. Wilson. 

Rev. R. L. Forbis was excused for non attendance on account 
of his illness. Rev. Norman Johnson and Rev. E. C. Lynch were 
excused from further attendance on this meeting. 

Rev. R. E. McClure, chairman of the committee on Ministerial 
Relief made an oral report which was received as information. 

An oral report on the status of the recent campaign for funds 
for the General Assembly's Training School was made and re- 
ceived as information. 

Ruling Elder A. P. Thorpe, Jr., was requested to bring in 
some report on the Christian Education Movement at the mid- 
winter session of the Presbytery. Mr. Thorpe is the representa- 
tive of this Presbytery on the committee of the Synod. 

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Rev. T. H. Hamilton presented the report of the Committee 
on Thanks, which was adopted and is as follows: 

Thanks 

The Presbytery of Albemarle would acknowledge its gratitude to God 
for His goodness and would express its thanks to the pastor, the ladies of 
the Auxiliary and the entire congregation of the Goldsboro Presbyterian 
Church for their gracious and delightful entertainment of the members of 
the Presbytery during their stay in Goldsboro. 

Respectfully submitted, 

REV. T. H. HAMILTON, Chairman. 

The Pinetops Church extended an invitation to hold the 
Spring Meeting with them and the invitation was accepted. 

Upon motion the Committee on Religious Education was 
authorized to ask the Synod's Committee for an appropriation 
of $100.00 as a revolving fund for Presbytery's Young People's 
and Pioneer Conferences. 

The Stated Clerk was instructed to write the General Assem- 
bly for instruction regarding issuing Certificates of Dismissal 
for Members from Churches not having a session, in the event 
no definite ruling on the matter could be found elsewhere. 

The Stated Clerk was instructed to request the Commission 
on the Minister and His Work to make a written report to each 
Stated Spring and Fall Sessions, including therewith the formal 
minutes of such meetings held for official business. 

The Presbytery adjourned, as there was no other business, 
to meet at Jason Presbyterian Church, January 19, 1942, in Mid- 
winter Adjourned Session, and was dismissed with prayer. 

REV. R. S. BOYD, Moderator. 

REV. C. C. CRAWFORD, Permanent Clerk, pro-tern. 
Attest: REV. R. E. McCLURE, Stated Clerk. 

NOTE: 

The following parts were assigned by the Chairman of the 
Examining Committee for Candidate Clyde Carter : 
Sermon: Romans 8:18. 
Exegesis: Galatians 1:11-12. 
Popular Lecture : The Second Commandment. 
Thesis : The Theories of the Atonement. 



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CALLED MEETING 



Presbyterian Church, Greenville, N. C. 
January 12, 1942 



The Presbytery of Albemarle met in called session in the 
First Presbyterian Church of Greenville, N. C, at 10:30 A. M., 
January 12, 1942. 

Rev. R. j3. Boyd, D.D., the moderator presided and constituted 
the Presbytery with prayer. 

Enrollment 

Present : 

Ministers: T. H. Hamilton, C. C. Crawford, J. A. Satterfield, R. S. 
Boyd, H. M. Wilson, J. N. Dendy, R. L. Forbis, Chester Alexander, Z. T. 
Piephoff. 

Ruling Elders: J. B. Sparrow, Washington; T. B. Joyner, Bethlehem; 
H. A. Walker, Kinston. 

Rev. Chester Alexander stated the business of the meeting. 

(The following Call is inserted here for information. 

(At the request of two ministers and two elders I am calling a 
meeting of Albemarle Presbytery at Greenville next Monday 
10:00 A. M. to transact the following business: To dismiss Rev. 
J. A. Satterfield to Concord Presbytery. To transact any busi- 
ness arising out of this. 

(The Call was dated Jan. 6, 1942.— Stated Clerk.) 

Rev. J. A. Satterfield stated he had a call from the Clinchfield 
and West Marion Churches. Proof of the call was presented 
and the call found in order. 

The elders from Bethlehem stated their congregation voted to 
concur with Mr. Satterfield in his request to Presbytery to have 
the pastoral relations dissolved between the churches and Mr. 
Satterfield. 

Mr. H. H. Littrell sent message that he moderated the congre- 
gational meeting at Morton Church when the congregation voted 
to concur with Mr. Satterfield in this request. 

The motion was made and carried that Presbytery grant the 
request of Mr. Satterfield. 

It was moved and unanimously carried that the Clerk write 
a letter of commendation and best wishes to Concord Presbytery 
in behalf of Mr. Satterfield. 

The motion was made and unanimously carried that Albe- 
marle Presbytery grant Mr. Satterfield a letter of dismissal to 
Concord Presbytery, and in the absence of the Stated Clerk that 
the Permanent Clerk be authorized to frame and sign the letter 
of dismissal. 

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The minutes of the meeting were read and approved. 

Motion made and carried to adjourn. 

Mr. H. A. Walker dismissed Presbytery with prayer. 

REV. R. S. BOYD, Moderator. 
REV. R. L. FORBIS, JR., Permanent Clerk. 
Attest : A true copy of minutes furnished. 

REV. R. E. McCLURE, Stated Clerk. 

MID-WINTER ADJOURNED SESSION 



Jason Presbyterian Church, R. F. D., La Grange, N. C. 
10:30 A. M., January 19, 1942 



Albemarle Presbytery met at Jason Presbyterian Church at 
10:30 A. M., January 19, 1942, in Mid-Winter Adjourned Session, 
and was opened with prayer. 

Rev. R. S. Boyd, D.D., moderator, presided over the session and 
the following were present: 

Enrollment 

Ministers: E. C. Lynch, H. M. Wilson, Z. T. Piephoff, R. E. McClure, 
Chester Alexander, R. L. Forbis, Jr., J. N. Dendy, L. R. Scott, R. S. Boyd, 
C. A. Lawrence, T. H. Hamilton, Hugh E. Powel, F. E. Manning, L. W. 
Kessler and A. G. Courtenay. 

Ruling Elders: J. C. Corbitt, Farmville; L. H. Lovegrove, Nahalah; 
George Howard, Howard Memorial; H. H. Littrell, Rocky Mount, 1st; 
O. A. Betts, Goldsboro; A. E. Gibson, Greenville; H. A. Walker, Kinston; 
R. P. Fowle, Washington; M. E. Hardy, Jason; and Walter Cherry, Wm. 
and Mary Hart. 

Candidate Clyde Carter of this Presbytery was present and 
requested licensure and ordination. By previous arrangement 
Mr. Carter preached his trial sermon at 11 A. M., from the text 
Romans 8:18, and the Presbytery proceeded to other parts of the 
examination after the sermon was approved by a formal vote. 

The following examinations were held in the presence of the 
entire Presbytery, each being sustained as satisfactory: 

Rev. Chester Alexander on Theology, Rev. Z. T. Piephoff on 
the Sacraments, Rev. E. C. Lynch on Church Government, and 
Rev. R. E. McClure on the English Bible. 

Rev. L. R. Scott, D.D., reported that the written parts of the 
examination had been placed in his hands and found to be satis- 
factory. These parts were: 

Exegesis of Galatians 1:11, 12. 

Popular Lecture on the Second Commandment. 

Thesis : Theories of the Atonement. 

The Moderator had opened the examination with questions on 
experimental religion and motives for seeking the Gospel 
Ministry. 

Each of the above having been sustained separately, the 
examination as a whole was sustained as satisfactory. 

Presbytery took recess until 1 :30 P. M. and was dismissed 
with prayer by Dr. Boyd. 

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1:30 P. M. 

Presbytery re-convened and was opened with prayer. 

The Stated Clerk read a communication from Rev. T. L. 
Harnesberger, now serving as supply pastor of the First Presby- 
terian Church of Brunswick, Ga. The letter stated that that 
church had called Mr. Harnesberger as permanent pastor, and 
that he desired Albemarle Presbytery to grant him a certificate 
of dismissal to Savannah Presbytery. 

Mr. Harnesberger had formerly been a missionary to China as 
a member of this Presbytery. Upon his request he was dismissed 
to Savannah Presbytery, effective January 19, 1942. 

Rev. J. Norton Dendy presented information to the Presbytery 
showing that he had a call from Fairfield Highlands Presbyterian 
Church of Birmingham Presbytery, requested that the pastoral 
relation between him and Nahalah Church be dissolved and that 
he be dismissed to Birmingham Presbytery. 

Representatives of Nahalah Church indicated that that church 
had formerly voted to concur with their pastor in this request. 
Thereupon the Presbytery dissolved the relationship and voted to 
grant Mr. Dendy a Certificate of Dismissal to Birmingham Pres- 
bytery effective January 19, 1942. 

Rev. H. M. Wilson presented information to the Presbytery 
showing that he had a call from Bayless Memorial Presbyterian 
Church of Concord, requested that the pastoral relations between 
him and the Farmville and the Falkland Churches be dissolved 
and that he be dismissed to Concord Presbytery, the dissolution 
and dismissal to be as of March 31, 1942. 

Representatives of Farmville and Falkland Churches indicated 
that those churches had formerly voted to concur with their 
pastor in his request. Thereupon Presbytery dissolved the re- 
lationships and voted to grant Mr. Wilson a Certificate of Dis- 
missal to Concord Presbytery, effective March 31, 1942. 

A written report from Mr. A. P. Thorpe, regarding the Special 
Committee on Schools and Colleges, was read and received as 
information. 

Presbytery gave the Stated Clerk authority to fill vacancies in 
committees, where needed, prior to the Spring Meeting of the 
Presbytery. 

Henry B. Searight, candidate for the ministry in this Presby- 
tery, was introduced to the Presbytery as a visitor. He is now 
a student at Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, Va. 

The Commission to organize a church at Mayo's Cross Roads 
submitted the following minutes which were admitted to record : 

Commission to Organize Church at Mayo's Cross Roads 

The Commission met in the Johnson Presbyterian Chapel at eight 
o'clock, Sunday night, November 9, 1941. Present were Chairman H. R. 
McFadyen, Rev. Chester Alexander, Rev. C. C. Crawford, and Ruling Elder 
R. B. Peters, Sr. 

The Commission was constituted with prayer by Rev. Mr. McFadyen 
and Mr. Crawford was elected clerk. Rev. Mr. McFadyen stated the 
purpose of the meeting and the authority of the Commission. Rev. Mr. 
Crawford preached the sermon from the text: "And the Lord added to 
them day by day those that were saved." — Acts 2:47. 

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The Commission received the following members by letter from the 
Howard Memorial Presbyterian Church of Tarboro. (See attached list.) 
Rev. Mr. McFadyen propounded the questions as contained in the Book of 
Church Order which were answered in the affirmative, whereupon Rev. 
Mr. McFadyen pronounced the church duly organized by authority of the 
Presbytery of Albemarle and the rules of the Presbyterian Church, U. S. 

The congregation then voted that the name of the church be THE 
JOHNSON MEMORIAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. The congregation 
then proceeded to the election of officers. A motion prevailed to elect 
three Ruling Elders. The following were elected: W. J. Mayo, W. L. 
Doughtie, J. A. Alford. The congregation then voted to elect four Deacons 
and the following were elected: J. H. Bullock, Hayward Whitehurst, 
Murray Doughtie and Lewis Dail. 

Rev. Mr. Dendy led the congregation and the commission in prayer 
after which the congregation joined in singing, "Blest Be The Tie That 
Binds." Rev. Mr. McFadyen pronounced the benediction. The minutes of 
the Commission were read and approved. 

REV. H. R. McFADYEN, Chairman. 
REV. C. C. CRAWFORD, Clerk. 

Charter Membership Roll of Johnson Memorial Church 

Mr. John A. Alford, Mrs. John A. Alford. 

Mrs. T. Barnhill, Eva Bland (m), Mrs. Rachel Bland, Gladys Boyett, 
Novella Boyett, W. J. Boyett, Beulah Brown, Johnnie Brown, Mary Brown, 
Myrtle Ruth Brown, Roland Brown, Sallie Brown, Mr. oTm Brown, Mrs. 
Tom Brown, Mrs. Walter Brown, Mr. Willie Brown, Mrs. Willie Brown, 
Hazel G. Bullock, Mr. J. H. Bullock, Mr. Paul Bullock, Virginia Bullock, 
Pauline Butler. 

Mr. Clyde Casper, Mrs. Clyde Casper, Josephine Casper. 

Ellen Dail, Evelyn Dail, Larry Dail, Mrs. Leo Dail, Mr. Lewis Dail, 
Mrs. Lewis Dail, Roy Dail, Selma Dail, William Dail, Mr. Billy Davenport, 
Mrs. Billy Davenport, Mrs. Chester Davenport, William Davenport, Joseph 
Davis, Mary Belle Davis, Mrs. Carl Doughtie, Mrs. Carl Doughtie, Earl 
Doughtie, Maude Doughtie (m), Mr. Murray Doughtie, Mrs. Murray 
Doughtie, Mr. W. L. Doughtie, Mrs. W. L. Doughtie. 

Minnie Harrell (m), Steve Everett Harris, Elizabeth Harrison, 
Margaret Harrison, George Harrison. 

Lucy Lonnie Lewis, John Lilly. 

Mrs. Ashley Manning, Mavin Manning (m), Mrs. Elector Mayo, Mr. 
W. J. Mayo, Mrs. W. J. Mayo, Margaret Meeks, Novella Meeks, Mrs. Paul 
Meeks, nomas Meeks, William Moore, Ethel Mozingo, Mr. Fred Mozingo, 
Mrs. Fred Mozingo. 

Annie Laurie Padgett. 

Mrs. Ben Rawls, Mrs. Ada Robinson, Clayton Roberson, Edna 
Roberson, Mrs. Effe Roberson, W. E. Roberson. 

Mr. A. E. Savage, Mrs. A. E. Savage, Susie Mae Savage (m), Susie Mae 
Scott, Mary Stall. 

Mrs. W. H. Ward, Hazel Weathersby (m), Rosa Lee Weathersby, 
Evelyn Wichard. Mrs. Charlie White, Dorothy Whitehurst, Mrs. Dorse 
Whitehurst, Ernest Whitehurst, Mr. George F. Whitehurst, Mr. Hayward 
Whitehurst, Mrs. Hayward Whitehurst, Mr. Hugh E. Whitehurst, Mrs. 
Hugh E. Whitehurst, Joseph Whitehurst, Melba Whitehurst, Mr. Raymond 
Whitehurst, Mrs. Raymond Whitehurst, Wilmer Whitehurst, Mrs. Ethel 
Whitley, Hesper Wilder, Mrs. Alvin Wilson, Myrtle Wilson, Selma Wilson, 
Verdie Wilson, Virginia Wilson, Mrs. W. E. Wilson. 

The invitation of the Pinetops Church was accepted for the 
Spring meeting of the Presbytery and the time set as 11 A. M., 
Tuesday, April 14th, 1942. 

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Presbytery instructed the clerk to send special greetings to 
Rev. H. R. McFadyen who is in the hospital in Tarboro. 

Presbytery, being satisfied with the examination of Candidate 
Clyde Carter for Licensure, voted to accept the same in lieu of 
any further examination for Ordination, and proceeded to ordain 
Mr. Carter to the Gospel Ministry. Upon motion it was ordered 
that Mr. Carter should be ordained as an evangelist to labor 
among the students at Greenville, and assist the pastor of that 
church in mission work. 

Rev. R. S. Boyd, Moderator, propounded the constitutional 
questions of the Book of Church Order. These questions were 
answered satisfactorily and the Presbytery set Mr. Carter apart 
to the Gospel Ministry with an ordination prayer and the laying 
on of the hands of the Presbytery. After this Rev. E. C. Lynch 
delivered a charge to Mr. Carter, and Mr. Carter signed the obli- 
gations of the Presbytery. 

There being no further business, the minutes were read and 
approved, and the Presbytery was dismissed by Rev. L. Clyde 
Carter. 

REV. R. S. BOYD, Moderator. 
REV. R. L. FORBIS, JR., Permanent Clerk. 
Attest: REV. R. E. McCLURE, Stated Clerk. 



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106TH STATED SESSION 



Presbyterian Church, Pinetops, N. C. 
April 14, 15, 1942 



The 106th Stated semi-annual sessions of Albemarle Presby- 
tery convened at the Presbyterian Church of Pinetops, at 11 
A. M., on April 14, 1942. 

The opening sermon was preached by Rev. L. R. Scott, D.D., 
at the request of the retiring moderator, Rev. R. S. Boyd, D.D., 
who was ill. The text of the sermon was Ezekiel 22 :30. 

The Presbytery was called to order by Dr. Scott and consti- 
tuted with prayer. 

The roll call indicated a quorum present as follows : (Ex. — 
Excused, Abs. — Absent, Enr. — Enrolled, "2" — Second day.) 

Ministers Churches Ruling Elders 

G. B. Hanrahan, Ex 

A. J. Crane, Ex 

J. T. Wildman, Ex . 

E. C. Lynch, "2" Wilson R. A. Perry, "2" 

Z. T. Piephoff Williamston 

Bear Grass 

Roberson's Chapel 

R. E. McClure New Bern _ . _. 

Chester Alexander Howard Memorial J. T. Sadler 

H. R. McFadyen Pinetops G.H.Webb 

Macclesfield W.F.Owen 

Norman Johnson Rocky Mount, 1st F. M. Pridgen 

R. L. Forbis Rocky Mount, 2nd J H. Smith 

Bethlehem T. B. Joyner 

A. V. Gilliland, "2"_ 

L. R. Scott Goldsboro L. F. Mclntyre 

R. S. Boyd, Ex Greenville A. E. Gibson 

C. C. Crawford, Ex Cann Memorial 

J. S. Bennett, Ex. (Chaplain)- 

J. W. Vinson, Ex. (For. Miss.) . 

C. A. Lawrence 

T. H. Hamilton Kinston H. H. Taylor, "2"__. 

Hugh E. Powel Washington W. F. McKeel, Jr, _. 

F. E. Manning, Ex Jason S. A. Swinson, "2" 

La Grange 

L. W. Kessler Wm. and Mary Hart P. A. Weeks 

Nahalah L. H. Lovegrove 

L. C. Carter 

A. G. Courtenay Fountain R. A. Fountain 

Falkland 

H. N. McDiarmid, Enr 

Ahoskie, vac 

Calvary, vac 

Edenton, vac 

Farmville. vac J. H. Paylor 

Henderlite Mem'l, vac._ 

Johnson Mem'l, vac W. L. Doughtie 

Morton, vac 

Snow Hill, vac 

Ministers 23; Present 15 Total Churches 30 Present 14 

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Ministers are listed in the order in which they joined this Presbytery- 
Churches placed opposite names of men who are Pastors or Stated Sup- 
plies, or marked, "vac." indicating no permanent supply or pastor. 

Rev. Hugh E. Powel, of Washington, was elected moderator. 

Rev. H. N. McDiarmid, of Kings Mountain Presbytery, recently 
elected Promotional Secretary of Albemarle Presbytery, was 
introduced to the Presbytery. 

Rev. H. R. McFadyen, pastor of the local church, presented the 
report of the Steering Committee, suggesting a docket and hours 
for special features, which was adopted and followed by the 
Presbytery. 

By common consent, at the request of the Stated Clerk, Pres- 
bytery heard the request of Rev. F. E. Manning for the dissolution 
of the pastoral relationships between him and the Jason and 
La Grange congregations. 

The request was made in writing, with the further request 
that such Certificate of Dismissal be certified by wire to Kings 
Mountain Presbytery as Mr. Manning desired to be received by 
that Presbytery meeting simultaneously with Albemarle. 

The churches were heard from and assurance given that they 
had concurred with their pastor in his request. It was explained 
that the primary motive for the request was the health of Mrs. 
Manning. 

Presbytery granted the request and ordered the Stated Clerk 
to so communicate with the Stated Clerk of Kings Mountain 
Presbytery, and that the dissolution be effective as of April 15th. 

Rev. H. N. McDiarmid presented his Certificate of Dismissal 
from Kings Mountain Presbytery to Albemarle, and upon motion 
was received into this Presbytery subject to the usual examina- 
tions and the signing of the obligations of the Presbytery. 

Mr. McDiarmid was duly examined upon experimental religion, 
theology, and church government, and the examinations sustained 
individually and as a whole by formal vote, and Mr. McDiarmid 
formerly signed the obligations of the Presbytery. 

Upon motion, duly carried, the Presbytery took recess until 
2:00 P. M., and was dismissed with prayer by Rev. L. W. Kessler. 



2:00 P. M. 

Presbytery reconvened at 2 P. M. and was led in a devotional 
exercise by the moderator, and was opened with prayer by Rev. 
L. Clyde Carter. 

Commissioners to the General Assembly, to meet in Knoxville, 
Tenn., May 23, 1942, were elected as follows : 
Commissioners to Assembly 
Ministers 
Principals Alternates 

Rev. Chester Alexander Rev. C. C. Crawford 

Rev. R. E. McClure Rev. Hugh E. Powel 

Ruling Elders 
G. H. Webb, Pinetops A. E. Gibson, Greenville 

O. A. Betts, Goldsboro F. M. Pridgen, Rocky Mount, 1st 

The Moderator appointed the following: 









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Bear Grass, R. 2, Williamston . . . 


Z. T. Piephoff, Williamston 


2 


3 


2 





Bethlehem, R. 1, Rocky Mount 


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2 


4 


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:. C. Crawford, 203 N. Elliott St 


6 


5 


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1 


3 












A. G. Courtenav, Fountain .. . . . . . - -- 


4 


5 


5 


7 










5 


8 


26 


8 








- 




4 


6 


8 


3 








L. R. Scott, D.D., 309 N. George St 


8 


12 


14 


20 






R. S. Bovd, D.D., 400 E. Ninth St 


9 


12 


17 


47 






i 




2 


1 


-- 








Howard Memorial, Tarboro 


Chester Alexander, 401 St. Patrick St 


13 


18 


9 


13 








4 


6 


7 











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3 


4 


12 









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r. H. Hamilton, 600 Pollock St 


8 


10 


13 


21 








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2 


4 


1 


1 








H. R. McFadven, Pinetops - 


4 





-- 








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2 


3 










Xahalah, R. 2, Scotland Neck 


L. W. Kessler, R. 2, Tarboro 


5 


3 


1 


1 




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I.E. McClure, 61 Johnson St 


9 


9 


21 


11 









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7 


8 


8 






Roberson's Chapel, R. 2, Williamston 


Z. T. Piephoff. Williamston 


1 


5 


6 







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12 


16 


34 


19 








R. L. Forbis, Jr., 901 Lancaster St 


4 


5 


12 


11 

4 




Snow Hill 


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4 


6 


3 


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Hugh E. Powel, 2nd and Respass Sts._ 


11 


15 


4 


5 




Wm. and Mary Hart, R. 2, Tarboro 


I 


j. W. Kessler 


6 


9 





3 






5 


5. T. Piephoff, Warren St 


3 


4 


7 











E. C. Lynch, West Nash at Jackson Sts 


9 


9 


22 


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Totals for 1942 - - -- --- - 


153 


194 


239 


197 




Totals for 1941 - -- - -- - --- - --- --- - 


146 


184 


224 


234 




Totals for 1940 - -- -- --- 


143 


182 


279 


273 




Totals for 1939 - 


136 


175 


184 


207 




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192 


190 








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137 




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162 






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518 


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24 


8,234 


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106 


4 


162 


360 


201 






12 


735 


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44 


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190 




318 


650 


419 




588 


31 


2,006 


E-M 


98 


1 


77 


1 


207 


860 


227 




285 


65 


1,644 


E 


25 


3 


413 


12 


2,672 


3,450 


4,367 


415 


208 


346 


11,458 


E-M 


73 


3 


493 


41 


1,428 


3,000 


5,423 


168 


330 


232 


10,581 


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80 


2 


309 


3 


3,184 


3,600 


2 Mi 


750 


509 


1,613 


12,600 


E-M 


85 


1 


115 


4 


107 


200 


272 




2,838 


17 


3,434 


E 


19 


1 


65 




92 


8J 


109 


-- 




35 


316 


E 


59 


1 


106 


8 


898 


2,100 


1,769 


-- 


4,355 


145 


9,267 


B-M 


33 


1 


35 




75 


200 


105 






25 


405 


E 


32 


1 


45 


-- 


134 


240 


131 






21 


526 




77 






-- 












-- 






74 


1 


52 


-- 




417 


38 






222 


677 




03 


2 


176 


16 


1,121 


1,800 


2,605 


176 


809 


226 


6,737 


B-M 


51 


2 


81 


8 


548 


825 


440 




3,912 


24 


5,749 


E-M 


84 


1 


90 


3 


43 


75 


125 




300 


7 


550 


E 


37 


1 


481 


29 


6,011 


3,600 


6,526 






357 


16,494 


E-M 


68 


1 


170 


10 


210 


440 


613 


2 


768 




2,033 


E 


45 


1 


44 


3 


119 


360 


262 






176 


917 


E 


95 


2 


210 


4 


1,308 


2,600 


4,032 


173 


250 


553 


8,916 


E-M 


32 


2 


102 




200 


715 


417 




461 


98 


1,891 


E-M 


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2 


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128 


100 


400 


102 


750 


20 


1,500 


E-M 


70 


3 


337 


-- 


3,139 


3,000 


2,760 


124 


163 


259 


9,445 


E-M 


37 


42 


4,0S2 


148 


22,680 


29,615 


36,301 


1,910 


23,526 


4,545 


138,577 




06 


45 


4,325 


170 


24,609 


28,642 


30,954 


3,251 


36,402 


1,271 


125,129 


E-26 M-13 


32 


46 


4,334 


207 


23,789 


29,200 


29,937 


7,248 


12,906 


6,135 


109,215 


E-20M-13 


58 


45 


4,121 89 


25,680 


27,024 


28,333 


2,941 


6,569 


2,753 


93,300 


E-23 M-14 


21 


44 


4,107 


163 


26,479 


27,028 


25,915 


1,457 


9,030 


1,726 


91,635 





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Standing Committees 

(The list of the Standing Committees has been misplaced. The 
names of the Chairmen will appear in connection with the reports 
of each. Stated Clerk.) 

Supplementary Minutes of Commission to Organize Presbyterian 
Church at Mayo Mission 

The Commission met at the Johnson Memorial Presbyterian 
Church, formerly Mayo Mission, on Sunday night, January 11, 
1942. The meeting was opened with prayer by Dr. R. S. Boyd. 
Rev. Chester Alexander was elected clerk. The business of the 
Commission was to ordain and install Ruling Elders and Deacons, 
which item of business was not finished at the time the Church 
was organized on November 9, 1941. 

Members present: Dr. Boyd, Rev. Chester Alexander, and 
Ruling Elder R. B. Peters, Jr. 

After a worship service conducted by Dr. Boyd, the following 
men were ordained and installed as Ruling Elders: W. J. Mayo, 
W. L. Doughtie, and John H. Alford. 

The constitutional questions were propounded by Dr. Boyd 
and the ordination prayer offered by Rev. Chester Alexander. 

The following were ordained and installed as Deacons: Hay- 
ward Whitehurst, J. H. Bullock, Murray Doughtie, and Louis 
Dail. 

Dr. Boyd propounded the constitutional questions to the 
Deacons and Ruling Elder R. B. Peters, Jr., offered the ordination 
prayer. 

Dr. Boyd delivered a charge to all the newly elected officers. 
The Commission was adjourned and dismissed with prayer. 

REV. CHESTER ALEXANDER, Clerk. 

Commission to Install Rev. L. W. Kessler 

The Commission to install Rev. L. W. Kessler met at William and 
Mary Hart Church on May 1, 1941 with the following present: 

Rev. Chester Alexander, Rev. R. L. Forbis. Rev. Norman Johnson, and 
Ruling Elders H. H. McLean and R. B. Peters, Sr. 

Rev. Norman Johnson acted as chairman. The Commission was con- 
stituted with prayer by Ruling Elder R. B. Peters, after which Ruling 
Elder H. H. McLean was appointed Clerk. 

The service was begun by singing Hymn No'. 6 after which Rev. Chester 
Alexander gave the invocation. Rev. R. L. Forbis read the second chapter 
of Acts and Rev. Norman Johnson led in prayer. After the singing of 
Hymn No. 95, Rev. R. L. Forbis delivered a very appropriate and forceful 
sermon on the subject of "The Church on Fire for Christ," using as his 
text Matt. 3:11 and Acts 2:4. 

Ruling Elder R. B. Peters propounded the constitutional questions to 
the congregation and Ruling Elder H. H. McLean delivered the charge to 
the Congregation. 

Ruling Elder Peters also propounded the constitutional questions to 
the minister and Rev. Chester Alexander delivered the charge to the 
minister. Rev. Norman Johnson then declared Rev. L. W. Kessler duly 
installed as pastor. Rev. Mr. Kessler dismissed the congregation with the 
benediction. 

The minutes were read and on motion duly seconded and carried were 
approved and the commission was dismissed with prayer. 

REV. NORMAN JOHNSON, Chairman. 
H. H. McLEAN, Clerk. 

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The minutes of the above commissions, appointed by the Pres- 
bytery for the duties performed, were read and admitted to record 
as read. 

Various communications were read by the Stated Clerk and 
received as information. 

The following recommendation was adopted in connection with 
the request of the Soldier's Work Committee of the Synod: 

Soldier's Work Committee 

That Rev. T. H. Hamilton be appointed as campaign manager 
for Defense Service Council in Albemarle Presbytery and that 
the committee be formed by Nominating Committee. 

Rev. R. E. McClure made his report as Stated Clerk and 
Treasurer,, a part of which was received as information, a part 
referred to the Auditing Committee, and the following recom- 
mendations were adopted : 

Stated Clerk's Office 

1. That Presbytery order purchases as permanent equipment for the 
office of the Stated Clerk, One Elliott Addresserette, with supplies in- 
cluding typed cards for all Ruling Elders and Deacons of the Presbytery, 
and cost not to exceed $30.00. 

2. That Presbytery order purchased as permanent equipment of the 
Presbytery TFREE copies of the Ministerial Directory of the General 
Assembly, to be made available (one each) to the Stated Clerk, the 
Chairman of the Home Mission Committee and the Chairman of the Com- 
mission on the Minister and his work, at a cost of $10.50. 

3. That Presbytery order printed as a supplement to the 194 2 
Minutes all that general information regarding personnel serving local 
churches as reported on the special blank for the Presbytery, except that 
this shall not include the names of Ruling Elders and Deacons, as such. 

4. That Presbytery request the Presbyterian Auxiliary to furnish 
your Stated Clerk with a list of the officers of the Presbyterial Auxiliary 
to be printed as a supplement to the Minutes. 

Financial Report 

The following report was approved by the auditing committee: 
Receipts : 

By balance, April 21, 1941 _ $293.83 

From Churches: Previous years __$ 39.00 

1941-1942 889.50 

1942-1943 15.00 

By Error* 36.00 990.00 

Re-imbursement for Stewardship Letter** 15.75 $1,299.58 



Disbursements: 

To or For Stated Clerk: 

Salary __ $100.00 

Minister's Annuity Fund 7.50 

Expenses of office _ .__ 20.81 $128.31 

To Special Letter, 1941** 15.75 

To Benevolent Treasurer: 

Salary 50.00 

Expenses of office 10.00 60.00 



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To Permanent Clerk, salary 20.00 

To printing and mailing minutes 124.00 

To Synod of North Carolina. 1941 Assessment 85.85 

T» Assembly, 1942 Assessment 387.95 

To Official Report Blanks, 1942 6.06 

To Expenses, Rev. I. S. McElroy, travel 5.00 

To Rev. R. S. Boyd, funds forwarded* 36.00 848.92 



To Bank Balance, April 13, 1941 $ 450.66 

Accounts Receivable: 

Calvary $ 1.00 

Edenton (2 yrs.) 2.00 

Henderlite Memorial (5 yrs.) 5.00 

Farmville, balance 7.00 

Morton 1.00 

Wm. and Mary Hart 7.50 23.50 



Gross Working Balance ^ $ 476.16 

Accounts Payable: 

Mimeograph Paper $ 1.55 

Minutes, 1942, estimate for 135.00 136.55 



Net Working Reserve $ 339.61 

Respectfully submitted, 

REV. R. E. McCLURE, Treasurer. 

Auditor's Statement 

I have personally checked the above report against the records of the 
Treasurer and his bank statement, and find same correct. 

N. F. LOVELACE, 
April 14, 1942. For Committee on Finance and Auditing. 

Rev. Z. T. Piephoff made his report as Benevolent Treasurer, 
which was adopted and is as follows: 

Benevolent Treasurer's Report 
Receipts : 

Williamston $ 79.16 

Kinston 541.00 

Goldsboro 832.50 

Greenville 1,618.00 

Farmville 78.00 

Fountain 212.80 

Albemarle Presbyterial 13.40 

Wm. and Mary Hart 200.00 

Falkland 50.00 

Nahalah 45.00 

La Grange 20.00 

Snow Hill _ 61.35 

Elizabeth City 265.93 

Jason 50.25 

Macclesfield 79.20 

Bethlehem 80.00 

Bear Grass 41.57 

Roberson's Chapel 29.00 

Wilson Auxiliary 22.50 

Rocky Mount Auxiliary 26.00 



Grand Total $4,445.66 

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Disbursements : 

Presbytery's Home Missions $1,456.67 

Foreign Missions 812.29 

Assembly's Home Missions 515.94 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 320.24 

Religious Education and Publication 91.92 

Assembly's Training School 35.29 

Bible Cause 22.93 

Synod's Home Missions 423.80 

Schools and Colleges 296.46 

Religious Education in Synod 127.17 

Orphanage 292.78 

Union Theological Seminary 50.17 

Grand Total $4,445.66 

Bank balance, April 22, 1941 $ 35.52 

Deposited 1941-1942 3,183.91 

$3,219.43 
Checks cashed 3,092.72 

Bank Balance, April 1, 1942 $ 126.71 

Respectfully submitted, 

REV. Z. T. PIEPHOFF, Treasurer. 
Examined and approved this 14th day of April, 1942. 

N. F. LOVELACE, for Auditing Committee. 

Presbytery took recess until 8 P. M., and was dismissed with 
prayer by Rev. A. G. Courtenay. 

8:00 P. M. 

Presbytery re-convened at 8:00 P. M., with Rev. Z. T. Piephoff 
as moderator, and was opened with prayer by Ruling Elder J. B. 
Sparrow. 

Rev. Chester Alexander, Chairman of the Home Mission Com- 
mittee, presented his report, and pending the adoption of it the 
Presbytery engaged in a popular meeting in the interest of this 
cause. 

Rev. E. E. Gillespie, D.D., of Orange Presbytery, Superin- 
tendent of the Synod's Committee, was present and illustrated 
the work with slides showing pictures of home mission churches 
of the Presbytery. Men from the field spoke of their work. 

Rev. R. E. McClure, Stated Clerk, announced as information 
the tabulation of statistics concerning the membership of the 
churches of the Presbytery. 

The report of the Home Mission Committee was received but 
final action thereon was docketed for tomorrow. 

The Presbytery adjourned to meet at 9 A. M., tomorrow, and 
was dismissed with prayer by Rev. Mr. McClure. 



9:15 A. M. 



Presbytery re-convened at 9:15 A. M., Wednesday, with Rev. 
Z. T. Piephoff in the moderator's chair, in the absence of Rev. 
Hugh E. Powel. 

Devotional exercises were conducted by Rev. H. N. McDiarmid. 



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Rev. J. 0. Mann, D.D., of Wilmington Presbytery, and Rev. 
E. E. Gillespie, D.D., of Orange Presbytery, were introduced and 
invited to sit as visiting brethren. 

Presbytery took up the unfinished business of the report of 
the Home Mission Committee. In connection with this report 
Rev. H. R. McFadyen presented his report as the treasurer of 
this committee. 

The report and the recommendations was adopted, and is as 
follows : 

Presbytery's Home Missions 

Your committee on Home Missions submits the following 
report for the year ending March 31, 1942: 

Under the blessing of God our home mission work has shown gratifying 
progress during the past year. With the exception of three fields which 
were vacant during the year we have splendid reports from our home 
mission churches and pastors. 

The Hyde County field was vacant during the year. Evangelistic 
meetings and vacation Bible schools were held in the two churches on this 
field. The committee has not been able to find a suitable supply for the 
field so far. The Wilson County field was also vacant during the year, 
however, quite a bit of interest was manifested in this field under the 
leadership of Rev. E. C. Lynch of the Wilson church. The Ahoskie field 
was supplied during the year by students from Union Seminary, Richmond, 
Va. Efforts are being made to supply all of these vacant fields. 

An outstanding piece of work was done at Elizabeth City this year 
under Rev. C. C. Crawford. This church is to be selfsupporting as of 
April 1, 1942. The money formerly allotted to pastor's salary by As- 
sembly's, Synod's and Presbytery's Home Mission Committees is being 
allocated for the next four years to complete the church building, the 
Assembly's Home Mission Committee advancing the money. The building 
will be completed within a few weeks. A substantial growth in popu- 
lation, due to defense projects, has added quite a few members to the 
Elizabeth City congregation. 

The Edenton church is being supplied by Mr. David Crawford of Union 
Seminary. He will continue his work through the summer and, with the 
help of another student, will carry on through next winter. Mr. W. H. 
Belk, of Charlotte, has made a special gift toward the work at Edenton. 
Mr. Crawford has also visited Plymouth and will investigate the oppor- 
tunities for the establishment of a mission there. Mr. Crawford is 
enthusiastic over the prospects for the development of this work at 
Edenton and Plymouth. 

The Martin County work has been faithfully carried on through the 
year by Rev. Z. T. Piephoff. Miss Strange, our educational worker, re- 
signed her work in this field because of ill health. During this emergency 
Mrs. Piephoff has been employed as educational worker by the committee. 
The Bear Grass and Roberson Chapel churches are adding to their 
physical equipment during the year. The Community house in the Bear 
Grass neighborhood is now free of debt. 

The La Grange-Jason field has had a good year under Rev. F. E. 
Manning. The auditorium of the Jason church has been completed and 
well furnished. A few Sunday school rooms remain to be finished. The 
exterior presents a handsome appearance. Mr. Manning conducted two 
Bible schools at prospective outposts near his churches. We regret to 
report that Mr. Manning is accepting work in King's Mountain Presbytery. 
The present plans of the committee are to group the Snow Hill church 
with the Jason-La Grange field. 

The Nahalah-Johnson Memorial-Runnymede field suffered the loss of 
Rev. J. N. Dendy, who moved to Birmingham Presbytery on February 1st. 
On November 9, 1941 the Johnson Chapel Mission was organized into the 
Johnson Memorial Presbyterian Church. 10 8 members were dismissed to 

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this church by the Howard Memorial Presbyterian church of Tarboro. 
This church has already accepted a budget and made a canvass for this 
church year. Extensive repairs are now under way at the Runnymede 
Mission. Rev. Chester Alexander is seeking a successor to Mr. Dendy in 
this field. 

A new grouping has placed the Nahalah and Wm. and Mary Hart 
churches together. Rev. L. W. Kessler has taken over the work at 
Nahalah along with his work at Leggett. Substantial progress has been 
made in the Wm. and Mary Hart Church at Leggett during the year. The 
new Presbytery's manse is near completion at this place. The congre- 
gation gave the committee a spacious lot for this building. They also 
built a garage on the lot, which becomes the property of the Presbytery. 

The Pinetops-Macclesfield group has experienced a happy year under 
the leadership of Rev. H. R. McFadyen. The Pinetops congregation has 
completed its new church building without debt. This is an outstanding 
achievement for Mr. McFadyen and the Pinetops congregation. Mr. 
McFadyen has given his leadership to the Grace Chapel outpost and the 
Macclesfield congregation, both of which continue to grow. 

Rev. A. G. Courtenay reports splendid progress in the Fountain-Snow 
Hill group. Substantial increases to pastor's support and to benevolences 
have been made during the year. The Fountain church has added to its 
physical equipment. Mr. Courtenay will take over the pastorate of the 
Falkland Church along with the Fountain Church, as a new group. The 
Snow Hill Church, now served by Mr. Courtenay, will be grouped with the 
work at Jason and La Grange. 

The work at Bethlehem and Morton Churches was carried on until 
January 15th by Rev. J. A. Satterfield, who resigned to accept work in 
Concord Presbytery. Improvements in the church building at Morton 
were made during the year. The Bethlehem Church is being supplied by 
Rev. R. L. Forbis. The Morton Church is being supplied by the Men's 
Club of the First Presbyterian Church, Rocky Mount. Tentative plans 
have been made to have a summer worker in the Morton Community. 

Rev. R. L. Forbis reports splendid progress in the work of the Second 
Presbyterian Church, Rocky Mount. This pastor has conducted the 
largest Bible School in the Presbytery and has led his people in making 
a splendid contribution to their new Educational Building. This church 
gave more to benevolences last year than it had ever given before. 

Rev. H. M. Wilson has reported fine progress in the Farmville Church 
and the missions at Ballards and Carraways. In Mr. Wilson's acceptance 
of work in Concord, N. C, April 1st, the Presbytery has lost one of its 
most faithful workers. 

The Committee is grateful for the loyal cooperation and sacrificial 
service of our home mission pastors. They have set a high standard of 
achievement through their labors during the past year. The Chairman 
was proud to present a report of their achievements to the Synod's Home 
Mission Committee at its meeting in Greensboro. Due to the progress 
made this year we were able to secure slight increases in appropriations 
from both the Synod's and Assembly's Committees. 

The Chairman wishes to thank the churches of Presbytery for coop- 
erating with the committee by paying the new 30% of benevolent funds 
into the Home Mission Treasury. This enabled us to close the year with 
a few hundred dollars in hand. On February 1st, Rev. H. N. McDiarmid 
of Kings Mountain Presbytery took up his new duties as Promotional 
Secretary of Home Missions in the Presbytery. Mr. McDiarmid has been 
busily occupied supplying vacant churches and holding conferences in 
regard to finances in these churches. We welcome him into our home 
mission fellowship. His wide experience in home mission work, especially 
fits him to work with the committee in the advancement of our Home 
Mission program. The committee, along with the Commission on the 
Minister and His Work, is trying to secure pastors for the vacant fields of 
the Presbytery. 

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Recommendations : 

1st. That all churches of the Presbytery be asked to remit the full 
305 of benevolent funds to Presbytery's Home Missions. 

2nd. That the re-grouping of mission churches be approved as 
follows: Nahalah with Wm. and Mary Hart; Snow Hill with Jason and 
La Grange; Fountain with Falkland; Johnson Memorial with Runnymede 
Mission; Farmville with Ballard and Carraways Missions; Edenton and 
Plymouth; and Hyde County. 

3rd. That Presbytery authorize the Home Mission Committee to in- 
vestigate the La Grange work, with a view to consolidating this work with 
Jason and closing the La Grange Church. 

4th. That all pastors cooperate with the Promotional Secretary in 
his efforts to present the cause of Presbytery's Home Missions to their 
congregations. 

Respectfully submitted, 

REV. CHESTER ALEXANDER, Chairman. 

1942-1943 Apportionments to Fields 

Amount to be paid by 

Field Field Presbytery Synod Assembly Total 

Wilson County $ 600 $450 $300 $150 $1,500 

Rocky Mount 2nd 440 600 360 400 1,800 

Bethlehem-Morton 475 725 1,200 

Cann Memorial (Note) 580 580 580 1,740 

Ahoskie 720 100 600 280 1,700 

Johnson Memorial- 

Runnymede 840 230 240 250 1,560 

Nahalah-Wm. and 

Mary Hart 1,220 300 150 1,670 

Farmville and Missions 900 50 600 250 1,800 
Snow Hill-Jason- 
La Grange 880 170 600 350 **2,000 

Pinetops-Macclesfield _ 1,140 60 300 200 1,700 

Edenton-Plymouth __ 250 750 400 100 1,500 
Williamston-Bear 
Grass-Roberson's 

Chapel 300 100 1,500 100 2,000 

Martin County 200 100 500 400 1,200 

Promotional Secretary 900 1,500 *2,400 

Hyde County 300 225 220 100 845 

*Salary and expenses. **No manse at Snow Hill. $200 allowed for rent. 

Note: Elizabeth City (Cann Memorial) is self supporting as to pastor's 
salary. Above is to apply on building debt until paid. See report 
above regarding this church. 

Rev. Chester Alexander took the moderator's chair as Rev. 
Z. T. Piephoff presented the following motion which was adopted: 



Bear Grass Church 

That Albemarle Presbytery authorize Rev. Chester Alexander 
Chairman of Home Missions to sign a note, along with the Trus- 
tees of the Williamston Church for $500.00 in favor of the Home 
Mission Committee of the Synod of North Carolina, said money to 
pay for pews in Bear Grass Church, and secured by a deed of 
trust on the Community House at Bear Grass. 

Rev. E. E. Gillespie, D.D., made an address in the interest of 
the Soldier's Work Committee of the Synod. 



Rev. T. H. Hamilton, Presbytery's Chairman of Soldier's Work 
presented an appeal to Presbytery to raise their full quota for 
this work. 

Rev. Hugh E. Powel, moderator, took the chair. 

Rev. L. R. Scott, D.D., made his report as chairman of the 
committee on Religious Education, and pending its adoption the 
Presbytery heard an address by Rev. J. 0. Mann, D.D., Synod's 
Director of Religious Education. 

The report was received as information and the following 
recommendations adopted : 

Religious Education 

1. That the Presbytery's Committee on Religious Education be 
authorized and directed to proceed with formation of the United Religious 
Education Advance in accordance with the churchwide schedule. 

2. That all churches be urged to observe the annual Rally Day in 
October, with an offering for Assembly's Religious Education. 

REV. L. R. SCOTT, Chairman. 

Rev. E. C. Lynch presented the report of the Committee on 

Assembly's and Synod's Home Missions 

which was received as information and the following recom- 
mendations adopted: 

Whereas Synod's Home Mission Committee has shown its disposition 
to be increasingly generous in its aid to the home mission work of Albe- 
marle Presbytery, we recommend 

1. That all pastors and churches of the Presbytery resolve to give 
and give the full 9 % of benevolences to Synod's Committee for its work. 

2. That churches and sub-organizations of the churches donate all 
surplus monies possible in their treasuries, after usual objectives for the 
year have been met, to this special work of Synod. 

3. That all sessions be urged when determining their benevolent 
budgets to consider the responsibility of the Assembly's Home Mission 
Committee to provide adequate salaries for the home mission workers in 
this time of increasing living costs and its obligation to pay its share of 
the dues of the home mission pastors who participate in the Ministers' 
Annuity Fund. 

4. That the period, October 5-November S, 194 2, be set apart by the 
Presbytery as a special season for home mission study, and the week 
of November 1-8 be designated as the Week of Prayer and Self-Denial for 
Assembly's Home Missions with a general offering in all churches for this 
cause. 

5. That the book "While It Is Day" be commended for use as the 
study book for the home mission period in all organizations of the 
church. 

Respectfully submitted, 

REV. E. C. LYNCH, Chairman. 

Rev. L. W. Kessler presented the report of the Committee on 

Foreign Missions 

which was adopted as a whole, and in connection with the action 
of the Presbytery Mr. Kessler led the body in a special prayer for 
our Foreign Missionaries. 

Since the Fall Meetings of Presbyteries epoch making events have 
taken place in the world. War between the United States and the Axis 
powers has affected our missionary work in many ways. 

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The actual disabilities suffered by Foreign Missions has not been as 
drastic as some have supposed. Far from contemplating any contractions 
in our work, wherever possible, we are determined to make this a period 
of expansion. The present emergency offers us an opportunity in those 
fields where we are not restricted by circumstances of war. 

Our work in Africa has suffered small disruption. The Belgian Congo 
remains under the control of the free Belgian government. Fifty-one of 
our African missionaries are now on the field and twenty-six on furlough. 
All branches of our work in the Congo are carrying full programs of 
activity. 3,125 new communicants received on profession of faith com- 
pares favorably with the most fruitful years in the history of our African 
work. The enrollment in the African schools under the direction of our 
mission has reached the amazing total of 3 6,8 6 6 pupils. New fields have 
been opened to us in Africa by recent withdrawal of another mission which 
has been maintaining a work in a territory adjoining our. The area thus 
vacated has been assigned to our mission by the Belgian authorities and 
this new challenge is now laid before our church. The challenge of 
Africa now sounds louder than before. 

In Brazil new buildings and equipment were added to several of our 
schools greatly increasing their efficiency and attracting a larger number 
of students. The year witnessed the largest number of students ever 
enrolled in our mission schools. A board of National Missions has been 
organized in which the Brazilian Presbyterian Church and the missions 
of the Presbyterian Church U. S. and U. S. A. are cooperating on an equal 
basis. The Womans Auxiliary birthday gift, the largest birthday offering 
ever given, has been used for pioneer evangelism in Brazil. The sum of 
$25,000 has been contributed to the Campinas Theological Seminary. All 
our missions in Brazil are asking for increases of appropriations to enable 
them to take advantages of opportunities now open to them. During the 
year we have had forty-six missionaries on the field in Brazil and six on 
furlough. 

The present administration in Mexico is known to be friendly to the 
United States. The protestant church is gaining increasing recognition, 
to wit., there is an increasing number of candidates for the ministry, and 
the organization of the church is greatly improving. Our Mexico mission 
is calling for reinforcements and substantial increases of appropriations 
to meet this new time of opportunity. During the year there have been 
twenty-five missionaries on the field and two on furlough. 

As regards China, Japan, and Korea, we have entered an entirely new 
era, since December and the attack on Pearl Harbor. Out of a total of 
20 5 missionaries, 6 are still left in the Pacific area at the time of the 
outbreak of war. In free China, 2; In occupied China, 36; In Japan, 6; 
In Korea, 4; In the Philippines, 7; and in Hawaii, 5. Of these 60 mis- 
sionaries, all may be regarded as interned except two in free China, and 
the five in the Hawaiian Islands. All communication with the missionaries 
in occupied China, Japan, Korea and the Philippine Islands is now cut 
off. Their interests are being looked after by the Swiss diplomatic corps 
and our state department, through the Swiss Foreign Office and the 
American Legation in Bern. The native churches in China, Japan and 
Korea are carrying on under their own leaders. The missionaries them- 
selves are meeting their own plight with the greatest courage and faith. 

While the treasurer has not been able to complete the detailed re- 
ceipts and expenditures for the year, we are able to give a statement of 
the financial condition. Our receipts were $771,000, a decrease of 
$23,000 from last year. We have been able to meet all expenses of the 
year's work and to pay $85,000 on our indebtedness. This will leave less 
than $40,000 remaining. 

Above all we must remain alert and sensitive to the call of a new day. 
W T e cannot tell how or where the new opportunity may come to us, but 
we shall expect no contraction of the missionary work of the church. 

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We would recommend: 

1. That the Presbytery affirm anew its unwavering faith in the Gospel 
of Jesus Christ as the one hope of the world, and the unparalleled need for 
the preaching of that Gospel with all its saving power to a world at war. 

2. That the attention of all congregations be called to the Foreign 
Mission Conference at Montreal, August 13-19, 19 42. 

3. That every effort be made to inform the membership of our 
churches of the great new opportunities that confront us in our foreign 
fields. 

Respectfully submitted, 

REV. L. W. KESSLER, Chairman. 

Rev. R. E. McClure presented the report of the Committee on 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 

of which a large part was received as information, the record of 
payments from the Presbytery to the Minister's Annuity Fund 
for the year and a statement of amounts paid out and to whom as 
beneficiaries of this committee as related to this Presbytery to 
be printed in the Appendix of the Minutes, and the following 
recommendations adopted: 

1. That Presbytery request a renewal of like appropriations for the 
current year for all beneficiaries of this Committee as indicated on the 
report in the Appendix. 

2. That Presbytery recognize that again the amount received by 
these beneficiaries ($2,285.82) is in excess of the receipts from this Pres- 
bytery ($1,600.45) by over 33%. 

3. That the churches be urged to remember this cause generously at 
the Christmas season. 

Respectfully submitted, 

REV. R. E. McCLURE, Chairman. 

In this connection the report of Candidate Henry B. Searight 
was given showing satisfactory progress at Union Theological 
Seminary, together with a verbal report of commendation given 
our Candidate by the President of the Seminary to Mr. McClure. 
The Stated Clerk was instructed to write Candidate Searight a 
letter of commendation. 

After announcements and upon motion duly carried Presby- 
tery took recess until 2:15 and was closed with prayer by Rev. 
T. H. Hamilton. 



2:15 P. M. 

Presbytery re-convened at 2:15 and was opened with prayer 
by Rev. Z. T. Piephoff. 

Rev. R. L. Forbis presented the report of the Committee on 

Assembly's and Synod's Religious Education 

which was received as information and the following recom- 
mendations adopted: 

1. That in this critical hour every session be reminded of the urgency 
of the priority of the claims of Christ for a consecrated and intelligent 
congregational leadership to replace men now in the service, and to com- 
plete fully the increasing local and national defense demands now being 
made upon Presbyterian men and women. 

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2. That every effort be put forth to maintain the high level of 
Presbyterian leadership already established, by seeing that our superin- 
tendents, leaders, elders, deacons, teachers, young people and others 
attend summer conferences and gatherings especially arranged for them 
during 1942, so that there may be no flagging of their interest or effective- 
ness in our Church's teaching program. 

3. That men's groups and young people's groups be urged to con- 
sider especially the increasing need of their services in newly organized 
or congested industrial centers, camp areas, and defense localities where 
demands for constructive Christian leadership are so pressing. 

4. That every congregation be asked to hold at least one Vacation 
Bible School this summer, making a supreme effort to find unchurched 
children who may be brought into a church relationship in these days of 
increasing spiritual peril. 

5. That congregations be urged to pray for and cooperate fully with 
our Executive Committee of Religious Education as it tries to meet our 
emergency needs in these days of chaotic business changes, and that our 
people be asked to direct all business possible to this Agency, remembering 
that all profits earned are turned back immediately into our Church's 
program of Christian teaching, and form the only source of income for 
this work. 

6. That recognizing the growing number of church groups that must 
be helped with free materials or supplies at greatly reduced prices, every 
church write into its benevolent budget the full apportionment assigned 
by Presbytery to the Executive Committee of Religious Education and 
Publication, and that a substantial Rally Day offering be secured in con- 
nection with the Rally Day Program, October 4, 1942. 

7. That this Presbytery take this occasion to enlist itself in the 
United Religious Educational Advance and empower its Committee of 
Religious Education to take such additional steps as may be necessary to 
keep our Presbytery in the forefront of this great Christian Movement. 

Respectfully submitted, 

REV. R. L. FORBIS, JR., Chairman. 

The report on the Assembly's Training School was presented 
by the Stated Clerk, in the absence of the chairman, Rev. R. S. 
Boyd, and was received as information. 

Rev. R. E. McClure, Trustee of Davidson College, made a verbal 
report of attendance upon the meetings of the Board of Trustees 
and gave certain information regarding the college. The report 
was received as information. 

Rev. L. R. Scott, Trustee of Peace Junior College, made a 
verbal report of attendance upon the meetings of the Board of 
Trustees and gave certain information regarding the college. 
The report was received as information. 

Rev. C. C. Crawford presented his excuse for non-attendance 
by letter to the Presbytery, and the excuse was approved by the 
Presbytery. 

Rev. Z. T. Piephoff presented a verbal report on the Steward- 
ship Committee, which was received as information. 

Rev. L. R. Scott took the Moderator's Chair and Rev. Hugh 
E. Powel presented the following report on 

Albemarle Presbyterial Auxiliary 

which was adopted and is as follows: 

The Woman's Auxiliary has had an exceptionally fine year under the 
efficient leadership of Mrs. J. C. Gardner, the Presbyterial President. This 
organization continues to serve with great effectiveness within and with- 
out the bounds of this Presbytery. 



The following facts have been obtained from the statistical report of 
the Recording Secretary of the Presbyterial : 

There are 26 local auxiliaries with a total membership of 1,823, and 
of this number 1,223 women have been enlisted in some study or service. 
There are 7 2 general circles, and 10 business women's circles. During the 
past year there have been 612 Bible readers, and 8 26 studying the Bible 
in some class. There are 40 5 members of prayer groups, with 2 43 mem- 
bers having family worship and 577 who use the "Day by Day." This 
is an increase over last year. 

Contributions 

Total to all Benevolences . $11,113 

Total to all local church work 4,100 

Total to all miscellaneous items 574 

Grand total to all contributions 15,787 

Total increase over last year 579 

Per Capita Gifts $8.66 

REV. HUGH E. POWEL, Chairman. 

Upon motion, Mr. Powel, as Moderator of the Presbytery, was 
instructed to convey to the Presbyterial the personal appreciation 
of the Presbytery for their fine work. 

Rev. Norman Johnson made a verbal report for the committee 
on Official Reports of the Churches, which was received as in- 
formation. 

Rev. Norman Johnson made the report for the 

Nominating Committee 

which was amended and adopted and is as follows : 

Trustee of Presbytery, W. S. Wilkinson, Jr., to succeed himself. 

Trustee of Peace College, (Note) 

Foreign Missions, Rev. A. G. Courtenay, to complete unexpired term 
of Rev. J. A. Satterfield. 

Synod's and Assembly's Home Missions, Rev. H. N. McDiarmid, to fill 
unexpired term of Rev. H. M. Wilson. 

Synod's and Assembly's Religious Education, (Note) 

to fill unexpired term of Rev. F. E. Manning. 

Assembly's Training School, (Note), to 

fill unexpired term of Rev. J. N. Dendy. 

Orphan's Home, Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, to fill unexpired term of Rev. 
H. M. Wilson. 

Stewardship, Rev. H. N. McDiarmid, Chairman, to fill unexpired term 
of Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, resigned. 

Official Reports of Churches, (Note), 

to fill unexpired term of Rev. J. Norton Dendy. 

Examining Committee, On Sacraments, (Note), 

to fill place of Rev. J. A. Satterfield; On Thesis and Exegesis, 

(Note), to fill place of Rev. H. M. Wilson. 

Respectfully submitted, 

REV. NORMAN JOHNSON, Chairman. 

(Note: The various blanks were left for action at the Fall meeting. 
Stated Clerk.) 

Rev. T. H. Hamilton made a report for the committe on 

Finance and Auditing 

which was adopted as follows: 

The Finance and Auditing committee reports that all books have been 
properly audited and found in order. 

REV. T. H. HAMILTON, Chairman. 

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(These books are those of Treasurer of Presbytery, Treasurer of 
Benevolent Funds, and Treasurer of Home Mission Committee. Certifi- 
cation is appended to each separate report. Stated Clerk.) 

Rev. A. G. Courtenay made a report for the committee on 

Sessional Records 

which was adopted and is as follows : 

The Sessional Records of the following Churches were examined and 
approved without exception: Greenville, Goldsboro, Rocky Mount 2nd, 
Kinston, Wilson, Falkland, Farmville. 

The Sessional Records of the following Churches were examined and 
approved with the exceptions noted: (Rules appear in each book.) 

Williamston, 1, 2, 7, 8, 10; William and Mary Hart, 4; Fountain, 1, 
12; Rocky Mount 1st, 6, 7, 8; Bethlehem, 10; Cann Memorial, 9; Maccles- 
field, 1, 7, 9; Snow Hill, 1; Johnson Memorial, 6, 8; Pinetops, 7, 9, 10; 
New Bern, 7, 9; La Grange, 1, 7, 9, 5, 3; Washington, 8, 9; Jason, 7. 
Respectfully submitted, 

REV. A. G. COURTENAY, Acting Chairman. 

Rev. L. W. Kessler made a verbal report on the Minutes of 
Synod which was received as information. 

Ruling Elder F. M. Pridgen made the report for the committee 
on 

Thanks 

which was adopted by a rising vote, and is as follows : 

The Presbytery rejoices with the Church of Pinetops in their new 

church home and hopes and prays for their continued progress. 

The Presbytery wishes to extend to them their sincere thanks for their 

cordial hospitality extended to us both on the grounds and in their homes, 

and desires that a large portion of these thanks be conveyed to the ladies 

of the church, and to their genial pastor and session. 

F. M. PRIDGEN, Chairman. 

Rev. Chester Alexander made a further report in the interest 
of Home Missions and final action was taken relative to features 
of the report as recorded in the minutes of the morning session. 

Upon motion the fixing of the time and place for the Fall 
Meeting of the Presbytery was docketed for the Mid-Summer 
meeting. 

Presbytery accepted the invitation of the Rocky Mount, 2nd, 
Church as the place of the Mid-Summer Meeting and fixed the 
date as July 7th. 

The Moderator, by direction of the Presbytery, appointed a 
special committee composed of Rev. R. E. McClure, Rev. L. R. 
Scott, and Ruling Elder H. A. Walker, to consider the Sessions 
Report Blanks, with particular reference to the matter of having 
the Treasurer's Books audited, and any other matters therein, and 
report to the next meeting of the Presbytery. 

The resignation of Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, as Chairman of the 
Stewardship Committee was presented to the Presbytery. Mr. 
Piephoff had previously been re-elected to this office. Presbytery 
accepted the resignation and elected Rev. H. N. McDiarmid to 
take his place, ordering that by common consent, this adjustment 
be incorporated in the report of the Nominating Committee. 

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The Moderator was instructed to convey to Rev. R. S. Boyd, 
the sympathy of the Presbytery in his illness and to express to 
him the regret that he could not be present at this meeting. 

After the singing of a hymn, the Presbytery adjourned and 
was led in prayer by Rev. H. N. McDiarmid. 

REV. HUGH E. POWEL, Moderator. 
REV. R. L. FORBIS, Permanent Clerk. 
Attest: REV. R. E. McCLURE, Stated Clerk. 



AD INTERIM MINUTES 

(Note by Stated Clerk : The Commission on the Minister and 
His Work did not have their minutes available at the meeting of 
Presbytery. Presbytery directed that they be sent to the Stated 
Clerk and by him admitted to record.) 

Minutes of Commission on The Minister and His Work 

February 12, 1942. 

The Commission met in the study of the Rev. H. R. McFadyen 
in Pinetops, N. C. Revs. Chester Alexander, H. R. McFadyen and 
E. C. Lynch were present. The meeting was opened with prayer. 

The Commission gave the Home Mission Committee its ap- 
proval to call the Rev. H. N. McDiarmid of Shelby, N. C, to 
become the Promotional Secretary of Home Missions within the 
Presbytery. 

Acting on the recommendation of the Home Mission Com- 
mittee, Nahalah and William and Mary Hart Churches were 
grouped to form one pastorate, if the way be clear, and the Clerk 
was instructed to visit the churches to advise them of this action. 

The meeting was closed with prayer. 

CHESTER ALEXANDER, Clerk, 
(per E. C. Lynch) 



March 24th, 1942. 

The Commission met in the manse, Wilson, North Carolina. 
Revs. H. R. McFadyen, E. C. Lynch, and Chester Alexander were 
present. The meeting was opened with prayer. 

Being informed of the purpose of the Ahoskie church to extend 
a call to the Rev. A. Merrill Keith, the Commission declined to 
give its approval, for the reasons that Pulpit Committee of the 
church had not conferred with the Commission and the Commis- 
sion had not had sufficient opportunity to investigate the qualifi- 
cations of Mr. Keith. 

The Rev. Chester Alexander was authorized to visit the 
Ahoskie church to explain the action of the Commission ; also to 
authorize the church to extend a call to the Rev. Roscoe Prince 
of Onancoke, Va., if, after investigating him, they desire to ex- 
tend the call. 



The Clerk of the Commission was authorized to write the Rev. 
A. G. Courtenay, Fountain, N. C, requesting him to consider 
seriously continuing his work at Fountain and Snow Hill, in- 
forming him also of the probability of Fountain and Falkland 
being grouped, after April 1st, to constitute a pastorate. 

The Clerk was further instructed to advise the Fountain 
church to issue a call to the Rev. A. G. Courtenay, if and when it 
learns that Mr. Courtenay will not enter the army service, and 
this call to be presented at the regular Spring meeting of 
Presbytery. 

The Commission approved Snow Hill, Jason, and La Grange 
extending a call to Mr. J. M. Blanton, a senior in Union Theo- 
logical Seminary, Richmond, Va. 

The meeting was closed with prayer. 

CHESTER ALEXANDER, Clerk. 
"E. C. L." 



April loth, 1942. 

The Commission met in the study of the Rev. H. R. McFadyen, 
Pinetops, N. C. Revs. H. R. McFadyen, E. C. Lynch and Chester 
Alexander were present. The meeting was opened with prayer. 

The Clerk of the Commission reported that all duties assigned 
him by the Commission at the meeting, March 24th, performed, 
and the fine cooperation of Mr. Courtenay and all churches in- 
volved. 

Mr. John Hill Paylor, Chairman of the Pulpit Committee of the 
Farmville Church, appeared before the Commission for instruc- 
tion and advice. The instruction and advice of the Commission on 
and advice. The instruction and service of the Commission on 
how to proceed in the election of a pastor was given, an available 
minister was named, and the Commission pledged its assistance 
in securing supplies in the interim of the church being without 
a pastor. 

The Clerk reported that in accordance with the act of the 
Commission, Feb. 12, he had visited the Nahalah church and the 
church is favorable to the Nahalah-William and Mary Hart group- 
ing, and their readiness to call the Rev. L. W. Kessler as pastor. 

The Commission requested the Treasurer of Presbytery to re- 
imburse the Clerk for Expenses of the Commission for the year 
to the amount of $20.00. 

The meeting was closed with prayer. 

CHESTER ALEXANDER, Clerk. 
"E. C. L." 



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MID-SUMMER MEETING 



2nd Presbyterian Church, Rocky Mount, N. C. 
July 7, 1942, 11 A. M. 



Albemarle Presbytery met in Mid-Summer Adjourned session 
at the Second Presbyterian Church of Rocky Mount, N. C, at 
11 A. M. and was called to order by Rev. E. C. Lynch, last 
moderator present. 

The Presbytery was constituted with prayer by Ruling Elder 
J. Nat Harrison. 

The roll was called and the following were present: 

Ministers: Z. T. Piephoff, Norman Johnson, Chester Alexander, H. R. 
McFadyen, H. N. McDiarmid, T. H. Hamilton, E. C. Lynch, R. L. Forbis, Jr. 

Ruling Elders: H. H. Taylor, Kinston; N. F. Lovelace, Pinetops; 
J. Nat Harrison, Greenville; T. B. Joyner, Bethlehem; F. M. Pridgen, 
Rocky Mount First. 

Mr. Ray Riddle and Mr. D. C. Crawford, students at Union 
Theological Seminary, are working within the bounds of the 
Presbytery and were introduced to the Presbytery and were given 
the privileges of the floor. 

The moderator appointed the following 

Standing Committees 

Attendance: Rev. T. H. Hamilton, Ruling Elders J. Nat Harrison and 
N. F. Lovelace. 

Thanks: Rev. H. R. McFadyen, Ruling Elder H. H. Taylor. 

Rev. Hugh E. Powel and Ruling Elder R. Lee Stewart, of 
Washington, were enrolled, having been delayed by motor trouble, 
and Mr. Powel took the moderator's chair. 

Rev. R. L. Forbis, Jr., presented the report of the Steering 
Committee, outlining the work of the day, and it was received as 
information. 

Rev. Chester Alexander made a verbal report for the Home 
Mission Committee. In connection with this report Mr. D. C. 
Crawford spoke on his work at Edenton, and Mr. Ray Riddle 
spoke on his work at Morton Church. All of the above was 
received as information. 

Ruling Elder J. Nat Harrison presented a petition with thirty- 
two names attached requesting the organization of a church at 

Meadowbrook Chapel, Greenville, N. C. 

TO ALBEMARLE PRESBYTERY, PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, U. S., 

FATHERS AND BRETHREN: 

We the undersigned members of the Meadowbrook Chapel Sunday 
School, and friends of the community about Meadowbrook and "Fleming 
Crossing" on the Bethel highway near Greenville, N. C, 

Believing that the time has come when a church should be organized 
in this community, and 

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Furthermore, being agreeable to the organization of a Presbyterian 
Church, because of the interest that denomination has shown in the better- 
ment and evangelization of this community, as witnessed by the erection 
of a church building, and the assistance given by the First Presbyterian 
Church, Greenville, N. C, in organizing and maintaining a Sunday School, 
and providing preaching services for more than two years: 

We therefore, request Albemarle Presbytery to appoint a commission 
to organize a church as soon as they deem wise. 

To make this possible, we, whose names appear below, agree to become 
charter members of that church; bringing either our letters from other 
evangelical churches, or re-affirming our faith in Christ, or upon pro- 
fession of faith and baptism. 

(Thirty-two names are attached to the original petition. These and 
others will appear in the record of the Commission when the Church is 
organized. Stated Clerk.) 

The Presbytery unanimously granted the request of the peti- 
tioners and appointed the following to constitute a Commission to 
carry out the request as made : 

Commission to Organize Meadovvbrook Church 

Ministers: Principals: Rev. H. N. McDiarmid, Rev. T. H. Hamilton, 
Rev. A. G. Courtenay. Alternate: Rev. Hugh E. Powel. 

Ruling Elders: Principals: R. A. Fountain, H. A. Walker. Alternate: 
R. Lee Stewart. 

Rev. H. N. McDiarmid, Promotional Secretary of Home Mis- 
sions in the Presbytery, was given evangelistic powers by vote of 
the Presbytery. 

Rev. Norman Johnson and Rev. T. H. Hamilton presented oral 
reports on the Religious Education Advance Movement, which 
were received as information. 

Rev. T. H. Hamilton presented an oral report on the offering 
for Soldiers' Work in the Synod, which was received as infor- 
mation. 

Rev. Hugh E. Powel, Director of the Young People's Con- 
ference of the Presbytery presented an oral report of the success 
of the Conference held at East Carolina Teacher's College, Green- 
ville, N. C, June 22-27, at which there were 75 delegates and 15 
adults. It was announced that the fall rally for the Young 
People's League would be held at Farmville, N. C, August 28th. 

Presbytery took recess for lunch to convene again at 2 P. M., 
and was dismissed with prayer by Rev. T. H. Hamilton. 



2:00 P. M. 



Presbytery re-convened at 2:00 P. M. and was led in prayer 
by Mr. Ray Riddle. 

Ruling Elder F. M. Pridgen, in view of the fact that there was 
no quorum of the Home Mission Committee available, requested 
Presbytery to authorize the Home Mission Committee to give the 
Second Presbyterian Church of Rocky Mount $100.00 towards the 
completion of their Educational Building. It was explained that 
if the building could be finished this year that the Belk Fund 
would give the last $100.00. 

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The request was granted, and the Home Mission Committee so 
instructed. 

Upon motion of Rev. T. H. Hamilton, the Presbytery granted 
the committee on Religious Education permission to send the 
Director of the Young People's Conference to Montreat for the 
conference of Directors of Conferences throughout the church, 
at a cost not to exceed $25.00. 

Rev. H. R. McFadyen presented the report of the 

Committee on Thanks 

The Presbytery of Albemarle wishes to express its thanks for the 

entertainment furnished by the people of the Rocky Mount Second Church. 

We are grateful for their care for us in the delightful lunch provided, and 

pray God's blessing upon them in their efforts to complete their equipment. 

Respectfully submitted, 

REV. H. R. McFADYEN, Chairman. 

Rev. T. H. Hamilton presented the report of the 

Committee on Attendance 

reporting that the following requested to be excused for attend- 
ance: Rev. R. E. McClure, Rev. A. G. Courtenay, Rev. L. R. 
Scott, and Rev. R. S. Boyd. The excuses were accepted, and the 
Clerk was instructed to write Dr. Scott extending sympathy in 
the death of his mother, and to Dr. Boyd expressing the regret 
and sympathy of the Presbytery in his illness. 

The matter of time and place of the Fall Meeting were left in 
the hands of the Stated Clerk. 

The minutes of the meeting were read and approved. 

There being no further business, the Presbytery adjourned 
and was dismissed with prayer by Ruling Elder R. Lee Stewart. 

REV. HUGH E. POWEL, Moderator. 
REV. R. L. FORBIS, JR., Permanent Clerk. 
Attest : REV. R. E. McCLURE, Stated Clerk. 



4?, 



APPENDIX 



SCHEDULE OF BENEVOLENT ASKINGS FOR THE YEAR 
BEGINNING APRIL 1, 1942 

See body of Minutes, Fall Meeting, 1941, page 14. 



1942-1943 ASSESSMENTS ON CHURCHES FOR OVER-HEAD 
EXPENSES OF THE PRESBYTERY 

To compute the Assessment on any one church, ADD the amount 
reported to the General Assembly of 1941 as paid to Pastor's Salary 
(Column 1, below) to that reported as paid to Current Expenses (Column 
2, below), and MULTIPLY the total (Column 3, below) by 1.5%. Calcu- 
late the result to the nearest whole dollar and the amount is that of the 
Assessment (Column 4, below). 

If there is an error in copying the amounts from the Assembly's 
Minutes, 1941, or computing the final amount, this will be corrected 
gladly if called to the attention of the Treasurer. 

By Order of the Presbytery, it is requested that payments be made 
QUARTERLY, where total is $25.00 or more for the year, and semi- 
annually if possible in all other cases. 

Church Col. I Col. 2 Col. 3 Col. 4 

Ahoskie $ 400 $ 599 $ 999 $ 15 

Bear Grass 100 159 259 4 

Bethlehem 300 487 787 12 

Calvary 37 31 68 1 

Cann Memorial 518 674 1,192 18 

Edenton 1 

Falkland 360 241 701 11 

Farmville 600 236 836 13 

Fountain 800 1,172 1,972 30 

Goldsboro 3,450 3,879 7,329 110 

Greenville 3,000 4,165 7,165 107 

Henderlite Mem'l 1 

Howard Memorial 3,600 2,178 5,778 87 

Jason 96 114 210 3 

Johnson Memorial* 1 

Kinston 2,100 1,577 3,677 55 

La Grange 110 148 258 4 

Macclesfield 200 73 273 4 

Morton 76 21 97 1 

Nahalah 500 140 640 10 

New Bern 1,800 1,781 3,581 54 

Pinetops 900 354 1,254 19 

Roberson's Chapel 50 65 115 2 

Rocky Mount, 1st 3,600 6,561 10,161 162 

Rocky Mount, 2nd 440 520 960 14 

Snow Hill 360 150 510 8 

Washington 1,762 2,153 3,915 59 

Wm. and Mary Hart 383 433 816 12 

Williamston 100 458 558 8 

Wilson 3,000 2,585 5,585 85 

*Newly organized, no previous record. Assessed minimum of $1.00 
for first year. Next Year on basis of actual record. 

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CANDIDATES FOR THE MINISTRY 

Searight, Henry Brown, 20 6 Bonner Street, Washington, N. C, Union 
Theological Seminary. 

Sanders, Frank Powell, 3732 Jocelyn St., N. W., Washington, D. C, 
B. Battery, 187th Field Artillery, Fort Ethan Allen, Vermont. 



1941 YOUNG PEOPLE'S CONFERENCE 



Peace College, Raleigh, N. C. 
8 6 delegates, all over 14, in one set of classes 



Receipts : 

Balance from 1940 $ 64.97 

81 delegates @ $7.50 each 607.50 

5 delegates at $5.00 25.00 

Profit from Store, net 8.24 $705.71 

Disbursements : 

Expenses of Director $ 23.98 

Hymn Books 12.65 

Paid to College, including supplies, $2.53 540.78 

Paid to Miscl. Expenses during conference, 

recreation, pictures, entertainment, etc. 12.50 

Travel expenses of leaders 45.00 $634.91 



Balance $ 70.80 

Note: Presbytery ordered that $50.00 of this balance be used to send 
Conference Director Elect, Rev. Hugh E. Powel, and Rev. R. E. McClure, 
to Leadership Conference at Montreat, leaving net balance of $20.80. 



MINISTERS' ANNUITY FUND 

410 Urban Building, Louisville, Ky. 
Report of Pledges and Payments 

PRESBYTERY OF ALBEMARLE 

The last column, "Amounts Paid 1941-42," records the amount received at 

the Louisville office for THIS CHURCH YEAR from April 1, 1941, 

to March 31, 1942. 





Balance on 
Pledges 


AMOUNTS 

Up to 


PAID 

April 1, 1941- 


Name of Church : 


Outstanding 


3/31/41 


March 31, 1942 


Ahoskie 


' $ 


$ 40.00 


$ 




Bear Grass 




98.00 






Bethlehem 


133.00 


145.50 




17.50 


Cann Memorial 


174.20 


966.17 






Edenton 


31.50 


200.50 

95.50 

280.00 

259.00 

1,931.82 






Falkland 


25.00 


11.00 


Farmville 


37.50 


64.00 


Fountain 


46.67 


82.33 


Goldsboro, First 


1,110.85 


259.68 


Greenville 


759.00 


2,225.00 
3,422.00 




36.00 


Howard Memorial 




1,000.00 


Jason 




26.50 
2,000.00 






Kinston, First 






Macclesfield 


39.00 


89.00 






Nahalah 




89.50 




24.50 


New Bern 


124.00 


866.93 




91.67 


Pinetops 


142.50 


614.50 




43.00 


Roberson's Chapel 




63.00 






Rocky Mount: 










First 


492.00 


5,800.21 




305.01 


Second 


273.50 


118.88 




12.00 


Snow Hill 




50.00 







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Name of Church : 

Washington, First 

William & Mary Hart Chapel 

Williamston 

Wilson 

Presbyterial Auxiliary 

Miscellaneous 



Balance on 

Pledges 
Outstanding 

125.00 
800.00 



281. 5( 



AMOUNTS PAID 

Up to April I, 1941- 

3/31/41 March 31, 1942 

2,875.00 

6.00 

139.00 

4,361.00 100.50 

105.23 

237.00 



$ 4,595.22 
Total Cash and Pledges — $33,747.65 



$27,105.24 



MINISTERIAL RELIEF 

March 31, 1942 

PRESBYTERY OF ALBEMARLE 

Monthly 
Name Address Amt. 

Butler, Mrs. Mary R. H 2301 Crescent Ave., E4 

c/o Mr. Leigh Calyer, Jr. 



Charlotte, N. C. 

Crane, Rev. Arthur James Inverness, Fla. 

Harden, Mrs. Florence King 505 S. Hill St., 

Griffin, Ga. 
Lawrence, Rev. Chas. Andrew__Falkland, N. C. 

Searight, Mrs. Mary Bogart 103 Bonner St., 

Washington, N. C. 

Venable, Mrs. Sallie Garden Colora, Md. 

Wildman, Rev. John T Parmele, N. C. 

3 Ministers $1,310.82 

4 Widows 975.00 



$15 
40 

15 
21 



25 
20 
40 



$ 2,047.19 



Total 
Paid 



$195 
520 

195 
261 
U.S.A. $10! 

325 
260 
529.82 



7 Homes 



$2,285.82 



ALBEMARLE PRESBYTERIAL AUXILIARY 
Officers, 1942-43 

GROUP I 
Term Expires 1945 
President — Mrs. F. L. Greathouse, Rocky Mount. 
Vice President-at-Large — Mrs. J. C. Gardner, Tarboro. 
Corresponding Secretary — Mrs. W. N. Clark, Rocky Mount. 
Secretary Foreign Missions — Mrs. Charles Hussey, Wilson 
District Chairman Group I — Mrs. C. E. Cotten, Scotland Neck 
Secretary Literature — Mrs. C. A. Wiggins, Kinston. 
Historian — Mrs. J. M. Hobgood, Farmville. 

GROUP II 

Treasurer — Miss Mary Bright, Elizabeth City. 

Recording Secretary — Mrs. J. H. Brown, Tarboro. 

Secretary White Cross — Mrs. T. C. Young, Wilson 

Secretary Orphanage — Mrs. Ellis Phillips, Washington. 

Secretary S. and P. Home Missions — Mrs. W. R. Taylor, Goldsboro. 

Sec. Educational Institutions — Mrs. Millard McKeel, Washington. 

District Chairman Group III — Mrs. Colon McLean, Washington. 

GROUP III 

Vice President — Mrs. Raymond Pollock, New Bern. 

Secretary Spiritual Life — Mrs. L. R. Scott, Goldsboro. 

Secretary Assembly's Home Missions — Mrs. J. V. Cobb, Pinetops. 

Secretary Christian Social Service — Mrs. E. W. Harvey, Greenville. 

Secretary C. E. and M. R. — Mrs. S. E. Tillett, Elizabeth City. 

Secretary Religious Education — Mrs. C. C. Todd, Rocky Mount. 

District Chairman Group II — Mrs. Frank Lea, Wilson. 



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BENEVOLENT CAUSES 



Presbytery's Treasurer of Benevolences: 
REV. Z. T. PIEPHOFF, Williamston, N. C. 

Presbytery has provided a Central Treasurer to receive all Benevolent 
Contributions. Presbytery has recommended that Churches use this office. 
Money so remitted will be disbursed strictly according to instructions. All 
undesignated funds will be divided on the basis indicated below. 

Presbytery has approved the basis indicated below for all churches in 
the distribution of funds to Benevolent Causes. See that each cause re- 
ceives the percent indicated. 

It is urged that remittance be made at least quarterly, and monthly 
if possible. 

If sent direct, make payments to Treasurers as indicated. 

Cause Percent 
Foreign Missions 21.5 



Assembly's Home Missions 



12 



Christian Education and 

Ministerial Relief 7 

Religious Educ. (Assembly) 2 

Assembly's Training School .8 

Bible Cause .5 

Synod's Home Missions 9 

Schools and Colleges 7 

Union Theological Seminary 1.2 

Orphans' Home 6 

Religious Education in 

Synod (Note) 3 

Presbytery's Home Missions 30 



Treasurer 
Curry B. Hearn, Box 330, 

Nashville, Tenn. 
A. N. Sharpe, 573 W. Peachtree 

St., N. E., Atlanta, Ga. 
Wm. H. Hopper, 410 Urban Bldg.. 

Louisville, Ky. 
E. D. Grant, Presbyterian Bldg., 

Richmond, Va. 
Miss Pauline Lichiter, 3400 Brook 

Road, Richmond, Va. 
Gilbert Darlington, Bible House, 

New York City 
E. E. Gillespie, P. O. Box 1124, 

Greensboro, N. C. 
E. E. Gillespie, P. O. Box 1124, 

Greensboro, N. C. 
M. W. Norfleet, Jr., 3401 Brook 

Road, Richmond, Va. 
Ernest Milton, 

Barium Springs, N. C. 
C. E. Beman, 

Laurinburg, N. C. 
H. R. McFadyen, Pinetops, N. C. 



100 



Note: Includes Religious Work at State Institutions. 



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